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Perspective of an Advocate - political advocacy in African cancer dialogue

Overview of attention for article published in Infectious Agents and Cancer, July 2013
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Title
Perspective of an Advocate - political advocacy in African cancer dialogue
Published in
Infectious Agents and Cancer, July 2013
DOI 10.1186/1750-9378-8-s1-s2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kwanele Asante-Shongwe

Abstract

The burden of cancer is climbing in all of Africa, yet the continent's healthcare and political systems have not prioritized cancer control and treatment-care. Sub-Saharan Africa is predicted to have a greater than 85% increase in the burden of cancer by 2030. However, African communities have little or no knowledge of cancer. As a result, many patients present with advanced disease at first consultation leading to poor outcomes. A focused approach needs to be adopted to address this growing public health threat. Robust engagement by patients and persons affected by cancer is needed to exert pressure on key public healthcare influencers especially, clinicians, researchers, political leaders and public health policy-makers to prioritize the disease and to ease the massive human suffering caused by cancer morbidities and mortalities.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 5%
Unknown 20 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 24%
Student > Master 4 19%
Student > Bachelor 3 14%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 10%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 2 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 29%
Social Sciences 4 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 14%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 3 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 January 2015.
All research outputs
#2,736,885
of 6,228,993 outputs
Outputs from Infectious Agents and Cancer
#69
of 184 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#45,320
of 99,101 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Infectious Agents and Cancer
#8
of 13 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 6,228,993 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 53rd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 184 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.8. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 57% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 13 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one is in the 38th percentile – i.e., 38% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.