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Journal of the Korean Medical Association 2017;60(3):219-222.
Published online March 29, 2017.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5124/jkma.2017.60.3.219   
Proposal for improving the outcomes of cancer treatment
Hyung Jin Kim
Department of Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Suwon, Korea. hj@catholic.ac.kr
Abstract
Cancer is the most common cause of death in Korea. Nationwide cancer statistics, the early detection of cancer, and quality control and feedback regarding cancer treatment are very important for improving the outcomes of cancer patients. In Korea, a national cancer center analyzes cancer statistics and reports them annually. A national cancer screening program for the early detection of 5 major types of cancer has been implemented, as well as an assessment analysis of cancer treatments in each hospital. To further improve the outcomes of cancer treatment, national-level support, the continuous evidence-based modification of policies, support for the families of cancer patients, and mounting a publicity campaign for cancer prevention and screening are needed.
Key Words: Neoplasms, Public policy
 


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