by Karin P Q Oomen, Suvi Karuranga, Jayasree K. Iyer
Access to Medicine Foundation, May 2017
Cancer rates are rising in developing countries, where around 65% of all cancer deaths occur. Yet many cancers are now curable – provided local healthcare systems can swiftly identify people with cancer and treat them effectively. Awareness of the growing crisis in cancer care in poorer countries is increasing as cancer care is being prioritised at a policy level, reports are also emerging of public–private initiatives to improve cancer care. The Access to Medicine Foundation has now provided a first overview of pharmaceutical company activity in this space.