Public Policies and patents for breast cancer in Brazil, India and Australia

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Áurea Machado de Aragão
Antônio Martins De Oliveira Júnior


This article illustrates that public policies to facilitate access to medicines, research investments, and self-awareness for breast cancer are the way to change the scenario of breast cancer in Brazil, India and Australia. The motivation was due to the fact that the literature reports breast cancer as a public health problem due to high incidence and mortality rates, whether the country is developed or not. The method adopted was the review study based on the data analysis on public policies and patents for breast cancer in Brazil, India and Australia available in official websites, INPI, Espacenet and Patentscope databases, journals and international newspapers Specialized and physical literature related to the theme. The descriptors used were cancer, breast, breast cancer, breast cancer and Australia, cancer patents, breast cancer and India. The following inclusion criteria used were year and period of publication, availability of the article in full and the intersection between the descriptors. The research concluded that there is an urgent need to prioritize public health with more investment in breast cancer research and awareness programs on the importance of early detection in those countries, primarily in India.


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Aragão, Áurea, & Júnior, A. M. (2018). Public Policies and patents for breast cancer in Brazil, India and Australia. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 6(10), 287-298.
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Antônio Martins De Oliveira Júnior, Federal University of Sergipe

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