WHO reports that cancer cases could increase by 60% in 20 years, if trends continue

Written by Heather Jones, Future Science Group

The World Health Organization (WHO, Geneva, Switzerland) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, Lyon, France) have released two coordinated reports highlighting the need to improve cancer services in low- and middle-income countries, in response to government calls for further research into potential policies and programs for improved cancer control. Cancer survival rates are currently lowest in low- and middle-income countries. Health services are often ill-equipped to prevent, diagnose and treat cancers, largely due to a need to focus limited health resources on combating infectious diseases and improving maternal and child health. In 2019, over 90% of high-income...

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