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Recent developments in cancer care in France. Competition or coordinated care?
Nom de la conférence
Sites and Styles. Exploring the comparative history of cancer
Date(s) de la conférence
2007-03-22 / 2007-03-24
Lieu de la conférence
University of Manchester (Manchester, UK), ROYAUME-UNI
Patrice Pinell (2002) has analysed the birth of a national policy to fight against cancer in France at the beginning of the 20th century and how this policy came to be articulated around a restricted number of hospitals specialised in cancer care. In those times, their characteristics were innovative, since these hospitals should manage research activities and treat patients at the same time while defending a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. This meant that each medical speciality was to participate in the therapeutic decision process. The defence and promotion of radiotherapy as an emerging technique beside the dominant surgery methods was a major concern for the founders of these cancer centres (...).