The expanding role of primary care in cancer control

Rubin, Greg, Berendsen, Annette, Crawford, S Michael, Dommett, Rachel, Earle, Craig, Emery, Jon, Fahey, Tom, Grassi, Luigi, Grunfeld, Eva, Gupta, Sumit, Hamilton, Willie, Hiom, Sara, Hunter, David, Lyratzopoulos, Georgios, Macleod, Una, Mason, Robert, Mitchell, Geoffrey, Neal, Richard D., Peake, Michael, Roland, Martin, Seifert, Bohumil, Sisler, Jeff, Sussman, Jonathan, Taplin, Stephen, Vedsted, Peter, Voruganti, Teja, Walter, Fiona, Wardle, Jane, Watson, Eila, Weller, David, Wender, Richard, Whelan, Jeremy, Whitlock, James, Wilkinson, Clare, de Wit, Niek and Zimmermann, Camilla (2015) The expanding role of primary care in cancer control. The Lancet Oncology, 16 12: 1231-1272. doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(15)00205-3

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Author Rubin, Greg
Berendsen, Annette
Crawford, S Michael
Dommett, Rachel
Earle, Craig
Emery, Jon
Fahey, Tom
Grassi, Luigi
Grunfeld, Eva
Gupta, Sumit
Hamilton, Willie
Hiom, Sara
Hunter, David
Lyratzopoulos, Georgios
Macleod, Una
Mason, Robert
Mitchell, Geoffrey
Neal, Richard D.
Peake, Michael
Roland, Martin
Seifert, Bohumil
Sisler, Jeff
Sussman, Jonathan
Taplin, Stephen
Vedsted, Peter
Voruganti, Teja
Walter, Fiona
Wardle, Jane
Watson, Eila
Weller, David
Wender, Richard
Whelan, Jeremy
Whitlock, James
Wilkinson, Clare
de Wit, Niek
Zimmermann, Camilla
Title The expanding role of primary care in cancer control
Journal name The Lancet Oncology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1474-5488
Publication date 2015-09-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/S1470-2045(15)00205-3
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Volume 16
Issue 12
Start page 1231
End page 1272
Total pages 42
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher The Lancet Publishing Group
Language eng
Subject 2730 Oncology
Abstract The nature of cancer control is changing, with an increasing emphasis, fuelled by public and political demand, on prevention, early diagnosis, and patient experience during and after treatment. At the same time, primary care is increasingly promoted, by governments and health funders worldwide, as the preferred setting for most health care for reasons of increasing need, to stabilise health-care costs, and to accommodate patient preference for care close to home. It is timely, then, to consider how this expanding role for primary care can work for cancer control, which has long been dominated by highly technical interventions centred on treatment, and in which the contribution of primary care has been largely perceived as marginal. In this Commission, expert opinion from primary care and public health professionals with academic and clinical cancer expertise—from epidemiologists, psychologists, policy makers, and cancer specialists—has contributed to a detailed consideration of the evidence for cancer control provided in primary care and community care settings. Ranging from primary prevention to end-of-life care, the scope for new models of care is explored, and the actions needed to effect change are outlined. The strengths of primary care—its continuous, coordinated, and comprehensive care for individuals and families—are particularly evident in prevention and diagnosis, in shared follow-up and survivorship care, and in end-of-life care. A strong theme of integration of care runs throughout, and its elements (clinical, vertical, and functional) and the tools needed for integrated working are described in detail. All of this change, as it evolves, will need to be underpinned by new research and by continuing and shared multiprofessional development.
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