Cancer Care in Countries and Societies in Transition

Individualized Care in Focus

  • Michael Silbermann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Lodovico Balducci, Alberto Reggiori
    Pages 1-11
  3. Stewart Kerr, David Kerr
    Pages 13-23
  4. Mati Nejmi, Saber Boutayeb
    Pages 25-45
  5. Akram T. Kharroubi, Rania Y. Abu Seir
    Pages 77-97
  6. Haris Charalambous
    Pages 163-192
  7. Nahla Gafer, Esther Walker, Mohja Khair Allah, Ali Elbaghir
    Pages 209-217
  8. Amos Deogratius Mwaka, Henry Wabinga, Christopher Orach Garimoi
    Pages 219-230
  9. Muhammad Shamvil Ashraf, Ahsan Jamil
    Pages 231-245
  10. Suresh Kumar
    Pages 247-258
  11. Mohammad Shafiq Faqeerzai, Abdul Tawab Saljuqi, Massoud Samiei
    Pages 259-276
  12. Dilyara Kaidarova
    Pages 277-293
  13. Mohammed Jaloudi, Jihad Kanbar, David. M. James, Haytham El-Salhat
    Pages 295-315

About this book


This is a rare compilation of clinically focused chapters on the practice of oncology in more than 25 countries and areas around the world that experience ongoing or intensifying ethnic, religious, and nationalistic conflict. Each chapter is written by an internationally respected local physician or nurse.  Topics include the relationship between local culture and the local practice of mainstream modern medicine, critical clinical issues faced by local physicians, and options for when and how to incorporate palliative care. The book ends with chapters on the United States’ current initiatives on promoting cancer care training in these regions, and another on clinical concepts for Western clinicians undertaking oncology practice in emerging countries.

The audience includes oncologists around the world: those practicing medicine in similarly extreme circumstances; Western oncologists organizing or preparing for medical missions; and Western oncologists who wish to learn from the experiences of oncologists who practice under radically different conditions.


Cancer care cancer treatment developing world global perspectives lack of medical resources palliative care

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Silbermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, & Middle East Cancer ConsortiumHaifaIsrael

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22911-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22912-6
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