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India must use research evidence to tackle high burden of cervical cancer, experts say

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6959 (Published 19 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6959
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

India needs immediately to translate its science research findings into effective policies to reduce the country’s huge burden of cervical cancer, researchers have urged.1

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women aged 15 or older in India. One in 53 Indian women in their lifetime develops cervical cancer, double the one in 100 in developed countries.2 India carries a quarter of the global burden of cervical cancer, and it is projected that at the current incidence India’s annual burden of new cases of cervical cancer would be 225 000 by 2025.

“We are recommending implementation of …

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