Proceedings of a Workshop
Rapporteurs: Erin Balogh, Margie Patlak, and Sharyl J. Nass
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Health and Medicine Division; National Cancer Policy Forum; Board on Health Care Services, 2017
127 pp. 4.1 MB
Though cancer was once considered to be a problem primarily in wealthy nations, low- and middle-income countries now bear a majority share of the global cancer burden, and cancer often surpasses the burden of infectious diseases in these countries. Effective low-cost cancer control options are available for some malignancies, with the World Health Organization estimating that these interventions could facilitate the prevention of approximately one-third of cancer deaths worldwide. Effective cancer treatment approaches are also available and can reduce the morbidity and mortality due to cancer in low-resource areas.