Global health and cancer

Richard Horton1
vividly points out the current and growing deficiency in global cancer care, and the relative inattention this problem receives compared with infectious diseases. Repeated arguments against treatment include those he presented, with emphasis on prevention as the only current serious investment. Although meritorious, this approach is wholly inadequate. Imagine the outcry if that strategy were pursued in the developed world. What care is there for the millions of patients for whom prevention fails? Even though the common strategy of repeating surveys contributes additional data essential for an effective response, the process often makes the problem feel even more hopeless. Read More

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