Information Communication Technology: New Approach for Rural Cancer Care Improvement


Cancer control aims to reduce the incidence, morbidity, and mortality of cancer and to improve the qualityof life of cancer patients. For rural populations this presents particular problems. This article covers challengesof oncology care in rural areas and solutions via applying information communication technology with specialtytelemedicine for overcoming problems in prevention, early diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care. In addition,telecommunications infrastructures and frameworks for implementation of telemedicine are decribed.