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What Global Oncology Needs: Mutual Learning and More Funding

In order to control the global cancer burden, it is important to address the burden of cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). But global oncology is not the concern of LMICs alone. A recent article by Kostelecky et al in Journal of Global Oncology highlights an important pillar of gl...

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When It Comes To Cancer, Geography Can Determine Your Chance Of Survival. But It Doesn’t Have To

Published on WBUR's Cognoscenti Blog, 7 February 2018 - full commentary here.   “Well, thank God you live in Boston,” my sister said when I called to tell her about my cancer diagnosis over a decade ago. That was the refrain I heard over and over. People were talking, of course, about Bosto...

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Unite to Fight: Together, We Can End Global Cancer Inequities

On World Cancer Day, February 4th, the international cancer community united to send a clear message: we must act now to prevent, detect, and treat cancer. To empower individuals and communities, Global Oncology and 1,472 advocates came together under the slogan “I Can. We Can.” This rallying cal...

Cancer Coaches Help Guide Patients During and After Treatment

"Advisers can assist with everything from spiritual issues to the nuts and bolts of going back to work once treatment is done." Read more from The Wall Street Journal here:  https://www.wsj.com/articles/cancer-coaches-help-guide-patients-during-and-after-treatment-1537149901?utm_campaign=KHN%3...

WHO Report: Cancer burden rises to 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million cancer deaths in 2018

A new WHO report says that by the end of the century, cancer will be the #1 killer globally and the single biggest barrier to increasing our life expectancy. Read more: https://apnews.com/8b5730cb75334a34b8cb112e8fa5049e?utm_campaign=KFF-2018-Daily-GHP-Report&utm_source=hs_email&utm_me...

Why has global health forgotten cancer?

"Later this month (at the UN General Assembly) the global health community will likely witness an inflection point in the history of non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention and control. But one fact is certain. Whatever countries do to show they are taking NCDs more seriously, cancer treatment ...

Why Are Black And Latino Kids More Likely To Die Of Certain Cancers?

When it comes to cancer survival, the United States is sharply divided by race. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the cancer death rate for African-Americans is 25 percent higher than whites, and Hispanics and Latinos are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer at a lat...

Communicating noncommunicable diseases

With renewed energy around this global health issue — thanks to a new WHO Independent High-level Commission on NCDs, inclusion in the Sustainable Development Goals, and the upcoming Third U.N. High-level Meeting on NCDs — the existing dialogue around NCDs is set to change. Read more: https://w...

Breast cancer in Venezuela: back to the 20th century

Facing scarcity of medicines and broken-down medical equipment, women diagnosed with breast cancer in Venezuela resort to more radical means of treatment.   https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)31729-X/fulltext?rss=yes&utm_campaign=KFF-2018-Daily-GHP-Report...

Few Cancer Cases Make It to Hospital in Tanzania

Only 13,000 of the people diagnosed with cancer each year in Tanzania report to hospital for treatement. This, according to the Health, Community Developement, Gender, Elderly and Children Minister Ummy Mwalimu is about 26% of all the annual cancer cases estimated to be diagnosed in the country. ...

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