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Cancer Control in Primary Care Courses Offered in India

ASCO International’s mission is to optimize care for every patient with cancer in the world. To achieve that goal, it is critical to establish collaborations in all sectors of the health-care system. ASCO International’s newest course, Cancer Control in Primary Care, helps to address this need by...

Global Cancer Care

How the International Innovation Grant Is Improving Cancer Care for Women in Myanmar

In 2014, the Conquer Cancer Foundation awarded four inaugural International Innovation Grants to aid novel research projects in Colombia, Myanmar, Nigeria, and Tanzania. The program, which supports a 1-year research grant of up to $20,000 to a nonprofit organization or governmental agency in a low- ...

Issues in Oncology
Global Cancer Care

Noncommunicable Diseases Are the Leading Cause of Death in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

The greatest health threat to people living in low- and middle-income countries is no longer infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, which has seen a 33% decline in the global rate of new infections since 2001.1 It is the rise of noncommunicable diseases (including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and...

Issues in Oncology
Global Cancer Care

Over Three-Quarters of People With Cancer Worldwide Have No Access to Safe Surgery

Over 80% of the 15 million people diagnosed with cancer worldwide in 2015 will need surgery, but less than one-quarter of them will have access to proper, safe, affordable surgical care when they need it, according to a major new Commission examining the state of global cancer surgery. The...

Global Cancer Care

Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates Worldwide

As discussed in the new series “Global Oncology Burden”, analysis of the cancer burden based on the regions as divided by the World Health Organization (WHO) (ie, Africa, the Americas, South-East Asia, Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, and Western Pacific), reveals the marked differences (see Table...

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Measuring Global Health Issues, Seven Billion Times

BOOKMARK Title: Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion PatientsAuthor: Jeremy N. SmithPublisher: Harper WavePublication date: April 7, 2015Price: $26.99; hardcover, 352 pages Health measures are essential tools in assessing public health and safety. Collecting large amounts of data is a laborious ...

Global Cancer Care

Cancer: Increasing Awareness and Addressing This Lethal Disease on the Global Stage

The ASCO Post is pleased to introduce this special focus on the worldwide cancer burden, beginning in this issue with a close look at the cancer incidence and mortality rates in the United States. The aim of this special feature is to highlight the global cancer burden for various countries of the...

Global Cancer Care

Cancer on the Global Stage: Incidence and Cancer‑Related Mortality in Algeria

The ASCO Post is pleased to continue this special focus on the worldwide cancer burden. In this issue, we feature a close look at the cancer incidence and mortality rates in Algeria. The aim of this special feature is to highlight the global cancer burden for various countries of the world. For the ...

Global Cancer Care

Cancer on the Global Stage: Incidence and Cancer-Related Mortality in Argentina

The ASCO Post is pleased to continue this special feature on the worldwide cancer burden. In this issue, we feature a close look at the cancer incidence and mortality rates in Argentina. The aim of this special feature is to highlight the global cancer burden for various countries of the world. For ...

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