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Cancer in Poor Countries: Too Big to Tackle?

September 22, 2016

(Sci Dev Net) – A revealing metaphor kicked off a day of discussions about tackling cancer in poor countries at the Royal Society of Medicine this week. If you think of global health as Mount Everest, cancer control would be a small flag at its peak, said Richard Sullivan, professor at the King’s Health Partners science centre in London, UK. The statement was meant to symbolise how systems to tackle cancer are built on a vast set of capabilities, from complex infrastructure to technological capacity to end-of-life care.

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