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dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Newellen_US
dc.contributor.authorWarnakulasuriya, S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGupta, P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDimba, E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorChindia, M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOtoh, E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSankaranarayanan, R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCalifano, J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKowalski, L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:56:32Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:56:32Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-06-12T22:41:23Z
dc.identifier.issn15440737en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0022034511402082en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/43984
dc.description.abstractThe mouth and oropharynx are among the ten most common sites affected by cancer worldwide, but global incidence varies widely. Five-year survival rates exceed 50% in only the best treatment centers. Causes are predominantly lifestyle-related: Tobacco, areca nut, alcohol, poor diet, viral infections, and pollution are all important etiological factors. Oral cancer is a disease of the poor and dispossessed, and reducing social inequalities requires national policies co-ordinated with wider health and social initiatives - the common risk factor approach: control of the environment; safe water; adequate food; public and professional education about early signs and symptoms; early diagnosis and intervention; evidence-based treatments appropriate to available resources; and thoughtful rehabilitation and palliative care. Reductions in inequalities, both within and between countries, are more likely to accrue from the application of existing knowledge in a whole-of-society approach. Basic research aimed at determining individual predisposition and acquired genetic determinants of carcinogenesis and tumor progression, thus allowing for targeted therapies, should be pursued opportunistically.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherInternational and American Associations for Dental Researchen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom237en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto246en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAdvances in Dental Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume23en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDentistry not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110599en_US
dc.titleGlobal Oral Health Inequalities in Incidence and Outcomes for Oral Cancer Causes and Solutionsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Dentistry and Oral Healthen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 IADR/AADR. Published by Sage Publications. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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