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Twenty-first century cancer patterns in small island nations: Grenada and the English-speaking Caribbean.

Authors
  • Cattin, Lindsay M1
  • Pinheiro, Paulo S2, 3
  • Callahan, Karen E2
  • Hage, Robert4, 3
  • 1 St. George's University School of Medicine, PO Box 7, True Blue, West Indies, St. George's, Grenada. [email protected] , (Grenada)
  • 2 University of Nevada Las Vegas, School of Community Health Sciences, 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV, 89154, USA.
  • 3 AC3: African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium, Atlanta, USA.
  • 4 St. George's University School of Medicine, PO Box 7, True Blue, West Indies, St. George's, Grenada. , (Grenada)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cancer Causes & Control
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2017
Volume
28
Issue
11
Pages
1241–1249
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10552-017-0960-5
PMID: 28932949
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Given the small existing cancer infrastructure, excessive mortality in Grenada compared to its neighbors may be disproportionately more attributable to low survival than a high cancer risk. Global solutions will be required to meet the cancer control needs of geographically isolated small nations such as Grenada.

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