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World J Clin Oncol. Aug 10, 2014; 5(3): 509-519
Published online Aug 10, 2014. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v5.i3.509
Preventing breast cancer in LMICs via screening and/or early detection: The real and the surreal
Subhojit Dey
Subhojit Dey, Indian Institute of Public Health-Delhi, Gurgaon 122002, Haryana, India
Author contributions: Dey S solely contributed to this paper.
Correspondence to: Subhojit Dey, MBBS, MD(AM), MPH, PhD, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Public Health-Delhi, Plot 47, Sector 44, Gurgaon 122002, Haryana, India.
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Received: January 28, 2014
Revised: March 27, 2014
Accepted: June 10, 2014
Published online: August 10, 2014
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Core tip: Implementation of population level breast cancer (BC) screening/early detection programs will prove to be most cost-effective for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Accompanying awareness creation regarding BC among women, more research and change in policy are also necessary to reduce the burden of BC in LMICs.