Challenges in breast and cervical cancer control in Japan.

Sharon J. B. Hanley, Hiromasa Fujita, Akiko Tamakoshi, Peixin Dong, Noriaki Sakuragi

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We read with interest the Review by Sauvaget and colleagues1 on challenges to prevent breast and cervical cancer in Japan, and their proposed recommendations to overcome them. While we wholeheartedly agree with all the recommendations put forward, we would like to suggest two more—namely, the inclusion of human papillomavirus (HPV) self-sampling in screening programmes for non-responders, and a school-based cervical cancer education programme.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e372
Number of pages1
JournalThe Lancet Oncology
Issue number9
Early online date30 Aug 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016


  • Female
  • Humans
  • Japan
  • *Breast
  • *Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Mass Screening


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