Oral cancer has a very poor prognosis with less than half of patients surviving 5 years after their diagnosis. The World Health Organisation estimates it causes 177,000 deaths every year. Tragically training of health workers, particularly in resource poor countries, in early recognition is extremely poor and presentation with very advanced disease is common. Detection at an advanced stage requires more aggressive and radical treatment with far greater complications.
We will develop a pragmatic, comprehensive video-based training program. This will include:
To provide global training in oral cancer for dental practitioners, postgraduate dental students, dental students, dental hygienists and dental nurses, nurses, medical students, doctors and health workers worldwide.
To determine if the training program improves the ability of health workers to recognize oral cancer and ultimately to determine if early detection is improved.
|Oral cancer diagnosis|
|Early recognition leading to reduced mortality|
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