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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...

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...

A Crowd Is Waiting For A Cervical Cancer Clinic On Wheels

Setting aside the debate on VIA, here is a great piece on getting cancer screening to rural areas A Crowd Is Waiting For A Cervical Cancer Clinic On Wheels February 4, 20187:00 AM ET  MATTHEA ROEMER https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/02/04/577690494/a-crowd-is-waiting-for-a-c...

Nepalese Government launches cancer registry across nation

Jan 21, 2018-The Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC) has launched the population-based cancer registry (PBCR) in a bid to collect data of cancer patients across the country.   While such registry has already been in use in seven hospitals, including Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital, Bhaktapur and BP...

Cancers linked to excess weight make up 40% of all US diagnoses, study finds

"CDC researchers said the risk of 13 cancers is increased by being overweight or obese, including cancer of the thyroid, gallbladder, liver, kidney, colon and pancreas. Being overweight also increases the risk of a blood cancer called myeloma, a spinal cancer called meningioma, a type of esophage...

Growing numbers of UAE residents attend free breast screenings

Photo Credit: Silvia Razgova / The National Increasing numbers of women are taking advantage of free breast screening to spot the signs of the world's most prevalent cancer, hospitals and campaigners said. Zulekha Hospital launched a drive yesterday that offers free X-ray mammograms and...

Kenya: Bamburi Cement Finances Mombasa Cancer Treatment Centre

Bamburi Cement Limited in partnership with Mombasa County has set-up a Sh18 Million cancer treatment centre at the Coast General Hospital, becoming the second fully-fledged public cancer facility in Kenya. The Bamburi Cement Cancer Centre, a first in Mombasa County, will see cancer patients co...

Kerala’s cancer care facilities to be linked

The Health department has proposed the setting up of Kerala Cancer Care Grid (KCCG), a voluntary network of all cancer care facilities in public and private health sector hospitals, which will form “the backbone of cancer prevention in the State” and provide seamless cancer care, right from p...

Scheme to provide subsidised cervical cancer screening for low-income women in Hong Kong

Photo Credit: Alamy A three-year pilot scheme offering subsidised cervical cancer screening is set to launch on Wednesday, and aims to provide assistance to low-income women in Hong Kong. The scheme, implemented by the Department of Health with a HK$78.6 million budget from the Communit...

Mongolia's liver cancer crisis: 'No other country has a problem like this'

Linked to spikes in Hepatitis, Mongolia has the highest rate and morality rate of liver cancer worldwide. Linking the initial hepatitis increase of the 70s and 80s to reused syringes and unhygienic dental and surgical procedures, an estimated 400,000 of Mongolia’s 3 million citizens are currently...

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