Expert Panel Calls for Aggressive Fight Against Cancer in Poorer Countries


August 20, 2010

The New York Times

A panel of prominent figures in global health called on Monday for an end to the assumption that cancer is a “disease of the rich” and for both poor and donor countries to place the same emphasis on fighting it that they now do on infectious diseases like AIDS and malaria.

In an article in The Lancet and at a news conference, the global health specialists — many associated with Harvard medical institutions — argued that cancer was overlooked as a cause of early death and years of misery in poor countries... Read More