Egyptian pilot study for a global database of cancer control in developing countries

Lodge, Mark, Badran, Atef, Alsayad, Howaida Ali, Badran, Shaymaa and Khaled, Hussein (2009). Egyptian pilot study for a global database of cancer control in developing countries. In: Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship, Brisbane, Australia, (1-9). August 31-September 4, 2009.

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Author Lodge, Mark
Badran, Atef
Alsayad, Howaida Ali
Badran, Shaymaa
Khaled, Hussein
Title of paper Egyptian pilot study for a global database of cancer control in developing countries
Conference name Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates August 31-September 4, 2009
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 9
Formatted Abstract/Summary Although 72% of global cancer mortality occurs in low/middle income (LMI) countries the evidence for cancer control planning is largely derived from published studies conducted in high income (HI) countries that may offer little practical benefit to clinicians working with reduced resources in LMIC. Reports of studies conducted in LMIC are often harder to access.

The International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR), the European School of Oncology ESO, the Egyptian Foundation for Cancer Research and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cairo are collaborating on a study to assess the difficulties of accessing reports published in a LMIC. A search was conducted of Egyptian medical journals (including the Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute (2000-2007 and the Yearbooks of the National Cancer Institute, Cairo 2000-2006) for published reports of original research in breast cancer, bladder cancer, lymphoma, paediatric cancer and palliative care reported in Egypt 2000-2007.

The results were compared with electronic searches of four databases: Medline, Embase, Scopus and PsycLit. 1392 studies met the inclusion criteria. Only 111 (8%) studies were indexed on all four databases and 708 (51%) were not indexed on any of the databases.

Arrangements are being made for the database to be hosted on the University of Cairo website. INCTR is seeking to collaborate with libraries in LMI countries to build up specialized Databases of Cancer Control that could help ensure that the outcomes of research studies relevant to populations in LMI countries are made more easily accessible for the development of evidence-based national cancer control plans.
Subjects 0807 Library and Information Studies
Keyword International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research
European School of Oncology
Egyptian Foundation for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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