Why has global health forgotten cancer?

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Later this month (at the UN General Assembly) the global health community will likely witness an inflection point in the history of non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention and control. But one fact is certain. Whatever countries do to show they are taking NCDs more seriously, cancer treatment will be missing from their commitments. Cancer's undeserved neglect makes it the Cinderella of the emerging NCD movement.

As health diplomats celebrate their political success, millions of people living with cancer will be consigned to early and painful deaths. CONTINUE READING ON thelancet.com


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