Avoidance of deaths from cancer, consensus statement

The Danish Medical Research Council and the Danish Hospital Institute
Record ID 31996008348
Danish, English
Authors' objectives:

To provide an overview of activities and problems concerning avoidance of deaths from cancer, and thereby forward the diffusion of expert knowledge to the public.

Authors' results and conclusions: How many Danes under the age of 65 will die of cancer in the year 2000, given that we continue as before?To what extent can the number of deaths be reduced by preventive means?To what extent can the number of deaths from cancer be reduced by treatment?What kind of strategy should be used in the implementation of governmental objectives for the reduction of mortality rates from cancer?What means should be employed and against which types of cancer?What are the consequences of such a strategy for the individual and for society as a whole?How should both long-term and short-term research be directed so as to reduce the number of deaths from cancer?
Authors' recommendations: There is a need for further research and education. General campaigns as to bring down e.g. smoking have shown little effect. Therefore well focused, creative campaigns should be made in order to reduce smoking and inspire to better eating habits. A ban on advertising for smoking should be seriously considered. Also prohibition could be attempted in a more successful manner. Other output or dissemination activity: Impact not evaluated.
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.dsi.dk/
Year Published: 1990
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Denmark
MeSH Terms
  • Health Promotion
  • Neoplasms
  • Preventive Health Services
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Smoking
Organisation Name: Danish Institute for Health Services Research
Contact Address: DSI, PO Box 2595, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark Tel: +45 35 29 8400; Fax: +45 35 29 8499
Contact Name: hhj@dsi.dk
Contact Email: hhj@dsi.dk
Copyright: Danish Institute for Health Services Research (DSI)
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