Science and society: the communications revolution and cancer control

Nat Rev Cancer. 2005 Oct;5(10):828-35. doi: 10.1038/nrc1718.


Advances in communications technology, particularly with regards to computer-based media, have opened up exciting possibilities to intervene and influence the trajectory of cancer control, from disease prevention to survivorship, and to reduce the cancer burden. The resulting explosion in cancer information in the mass media and on the Internet, however, also offers challenges in terms of equality in access to information and the ability to act on it, as well as in making sure that it is accurate, readily available and easy to use.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cost of Illness
  • Health Education
  • Humans
  • Information Services
  • Internet*
  • Mass Media*
  • Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Neoplasms / mortality
  • Neoplasms / prevention & control*
  • Neoplasms / therapy