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The Gastro-Esophageal Malignancies in Northern Iran research project: Impact on the health research and health care systems in Iran

Sepanlou, S.G. and Etemadi, A. and Kamangar, F. and Sepehr, A. and Pourshams, A. and Poustchi, H. and Islami, F. and Sadjadi, A. and Nasrollahzadeh, D. and Semnani, S. and Saidi, F. and Abnet, C.C. and Ponder, B. and Pharoah, P.D. and Day, N.E. and Brennan, P. and Boffetta, P. and Dawsey, S.M. and Malekzadeh, R. (2013) The Gastro-Esophageal Malignancies in Northern Iran research project: Impact on the health research and health care systems in Iran. Archives of Iranian Medicine, 16 (1). pp. 46-53. ISSN 10292977 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Background: The Gastro-Esophageal Malignancies in Northern Iran (GEMINI) research project is an example of recent progress in health research in Iran. The original aim of this project was to identify etiologic factors and prevention measures for upper gastrointestinal cancers in Northern provinces of Iran, but its achievements have gone much beyond this initial goal. Methods: GEMINI consists of several projects including cancer registries, pilot studies, case-control studies, and the Golestan Cohort Study. GEMINI has been conducted through extensive collaborations between the Digestive Disease Research Center of Tehran University of Medical Sciences with other domestic and international health organizations. The achievements of GEMINI include producing new knowledge, introducing new research methods, developing and expanding health research and health care infrastructures, investing in human resources, and increasing the awareness and knowledge of policy makers and officials at all levels about the importance of chronic diseases in Iran's health priorities. Conclusions: The success of GEMINI reveals the feasibility of large-scale health research studies in developing countries and serves as a successful model not only for health research in Iran, but also for similar research studies in other developing nations.

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Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Arch. Iran. Med. [Field not mapped to EPrints] C2 - 23273237 [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Digestive Disease Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, United States [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Public Health Analysis, School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, United States [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, Boston, United States [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Institute for Translational Epidemiology and Tisch Cancer Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, United States [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - International Prevention Research Institute, Lyon, France [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chronic disease, Esophageal cancer, Gastric cancer, Gastroenterology, Iran, Research design, awareness, cancer prevention, cancer registry, carcinogenesis, case control study, cohort analysis, digestive system cancer, health care organization, health care planning, health care system, human, Iran, knowledge, medical research, methodology, pilot study, public figure, review, university, Biomedical Research, Chronic Disease, Delivery of Health Care, Developing Countries, Esophageal Neoplasms, Health Policy, Humans, Iran, Registries, Research Design, Stomach Neoplasms
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2015 09:05
Last Modified: 10 May 2015 16:28
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1925

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