Female cancers. A perspective from the Latin South
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Eraso, Y., T. Luiz Antonio. «Female Cancers. A Perspective from the Latin South». Dynamis: Acta Hispanica Ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam, Vol. 34, Núm. 1, 1, p. 17-24.
In this sense, this issue of Dynamis proposes to add to this new growing literature of cancer studies by adding depth and detail to the study of one the most emblematic of cancers, gynaecological cancers, as well as indicating diversity in similarly configured health systems. This dossier’s case studies span the twentieth and twentieth-first century and concentrate on a series of aspects that emerged as a consequence of the policies implemented at different times to control the disease. Articles explore and assess the historical and social intersections of medicine, public health interventions, specialists, and health systems. In analysing the complex organisation of cancer services, the emergence of new actors and their dispute for professional recognition, and the complexities of designing and implementing preventive policies the dossier aims at offering a historical perspective to current debates on cancer screening strategies in middle and low-resource settings.