Table 1

Health Data for Quality Cancer Control in Developing Countries




Use of Health

Data to Improve



Planning: National cancer control programs that are:

1. Accessible

2. Equitable

3. Flexible and iteratively planned

4. Sustainable

5. Scalable

6. Economically efficient


1. Harmonization of national cancer control efforts between groups

2. Identifying applicable models from other countries


1. Participation: Public involvement in decision making

2. Advocacy: Calls for greater funding

3. Accountability: To public and funding agencies

Research Development:

1. Defining research priorities

2. Identifying research subjects

Education: Improving local medical curricula in oncology

Capacity building: Local training in health policy, epidemiology and health services research


Follow-up: Ensuring follow-up for cancer screening and treatment

Knowledge translation:

1. Identifying targets for knowledge translation initiatives

2. Evaluation of knowledge translation initiatives

Patient safety and quality assurance: Audit of technical process


Evaluation, monitoring and improvement of national cancer control efforts:

1. Effectiveness

2. Accessibility

3. Equitability

4. Sustainability

5. Economic efficiency

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