Building partnership in oral cancer research in a developing country - Processes and barriers

Rosnah Binti Zain, Wan Maria Nabillah Ghani, Ishak Abdul Razak, Raja Jallaludin Raja Latifah, Abdul Rani Samsuddin, Sok Ching Cheong, Norlida Abdullah, Abdul Rashid Ismail, Haizal Bin Hussaini, Norain Abu Talib, Amin Jallaludin

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    Background: The rising burden of cancer in the developing world calls for a re-evaluation of the treatment strategies employed to improve patient management, early detection and understanding of the disease. There is thus an increasing demand for interdisciplinary research that integrates two or more disciplines of what may seemed to be highly unrelated and yet very much needed as strategies for success in research. This paper intends to present the processes and barriers faced in building partnerships in oral cancer research in a developing country. Methods: A case study was undertaken in a developing country (Malaysia) to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the situation leading to the formation of a multidisciplinary research partnership in oral cancer. Following the formalization of the partnership, further evaluation was undertaken to identify measures that can assist in sustaining the partnership. Results: The group identifies its strength as the existence of academia, research-intensive NGOs and good networking of clinicians via the existence of the government's network of healthcare provider system who are the policy makers. The major weaknesses identified are the competing interest between academia and NGOs to justify their existence due to the lack of funding sources and well trained human resource. Conclusions: With the growing partnership, the collaborative group recognizes the need to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines for the sharing and usage of resources in order to safeguard the interest of the original partners while also attending to the needs of the new partners.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)513-518
    Number of pages6
    JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
    Volume10
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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    Keywords

    • Malaysia
    • Oral cancer
    • Partnership
    • Team science

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Oncology
    • Cancer Research
    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
    • Epidemiology

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    Zain, R. B., Ghani, W. M. N., Razak, I. A., Latifah, R. J. R., Samsuddin, A. R., Cheong, S. C., ... Jallaludin, A. (2009). Building partnership in oral cancer research in a developing country - Processes and barriers. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 10(3), 513-518.

    Building partnership in oral cancer research in a developing country - Processes and barriers. / Zain, Rosnah Binti; Ghani, Wan Maria Nabillah; Razak, Ishak Abdul; Latifah, Raja Jallaludin Raja; Samsuddin, Abdul Rani; Cheong, Sok Ching; Abdullah, Norlida; Ismail, Abdul Rashid; Hussaini, Haizal Bin; Talib, Norain Abu; Jallaludin, Amin.

    In: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2009, p. 513-518.

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    Zain, RB, Ghani, WMN, Razak, IA, Latifah, RJR, Samsuddin, AR, Cheong, SC, Abdullah, N, Ismail, AR, Hussaini, HB, Talib, NA & Jallaludin, A 2009, 'Building partnership in oral cancer research in a developing country - Processes and barriers', Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 513-518.
    Zain RB, Ghani WMN, Razak IA, Latifah RJR, Samsuddin AR, Cheong SC et al. Building partnership in oral cancer research in a developing country - Processes and barriers. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2009;10(3):513-518.
    Zain, Rosnah Binti ; Ghani, Wan Maria Nabillah ; Razak, Ishak Abdul ; Latifah, Raja Jallaludin Raja ; Samsuddin, Abdul Rani ; Cheong, Sok Ching ; Abdullah, Norlida ; Ismail, Abdul Rashid ; Hussaini, Haizal Bin ; Talib, Norain Abu ; Jallaludin, Amin. / Building partnership in oral cancer research in a developing country - Processes and barriers. In: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2009 ; Vol. 10, No. 3. pp. 513-518.
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