Brief description of the revised Plan to Promote Cancer Control Programs in Miyagi

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Abstract

In Japan, chief pillars of cancer control are improvement of cancer prevention, early detection of cancer and promotion of cancer research for treatment of advanced cancer. To promote cancer control in Japan, the Cancer Control Act was established in April 2007 in which a variety of goals for cancer control were clearly defined. Based on the Act, the Basic Plan to Promote Cancer Control Programs made in June 2007 and, then, the Plan to Promote Cancer Control Programs in each of the administrative division of Japan including Tokyo, Hokkaido and 45 prefectures were carried out all over Japan during 2007 to 2011 Since the first 5-year term of the Basic Plan was finished, the Basic Plan was revised in June 2012 and the revised Plans in Tokyo, Hokkaido and 45 prefectures have been published in 2013. Here, the first and revised Plan to Promote Cancer Control Programs in Miyagi was briefly described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)570-574
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy
Volume40
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May

Keywords

  • Cancer control act
  • Cancer control program
  • Cancer prevention
  • Cancer treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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