WHO Medical Device Technical Series Series

WHO List of Priority Medical Devices for Cancer Management

May 2017
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    9th May 2017
  • ISBN 9789241565462
  • Language English
  • Pages 246 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.5"

This is the model list and clearing house of appropriate, basic, and priority medical devices based on the list of clinical interventions selected from clinical guidelines on prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, palliative care, monitoring, and end of life care. This publication addresses medical devices that can be used for the management of cancer and specifically describes medical devices for six types of cancer: breast, cervical, colorectal, leukemia, lung, and prostate.

This book is intended for ministries of health, public health planners, health technology managers, disease management, researchers, policy makers, funding, and procurement agencies and support and advocacy groups for cancer patients.

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