Global Cancer Prevention: An Important Pathway to Global Health and Development

Public Health, Forthcoming

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/77

30 Pages Posted: 28 Oct 2011

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Robert Beaglehole

University of Auckland

Ruth Bonita

University of Auckland

Roger Magnusson

The University of Sydney Law School

Date Written: October 27, 2011

Abstract

Cancer is a leading global cause of death and disability responsible for approximately 7.6 million deaths each year. Around one third of cancers are attributable to a small number of preventable risk factors – including smoking and the harmful consumption of alcohol – for which effective interventions exist at the population level. Despite this, progress in global cancer control has been slow and patchy, largely due to the weak and fragmented nature of both the global and national responses. This has been exacerbated by the economic crisis and the tendency for other challenges involving food, energy security and climate change, to overshadow cancer on the global policy agenda. This paper reviews the global burden of cancer, and summarises knowledge about effective interventions. Responding to the global challenge of cancer requires a comprehensive and integrated approach that includes legislation and regulation. A reinvigorated approach to global cancer prevention, within the broader context of non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention, is an important pathway to global health and development.

Keywords: cancer, law, regulation, non-communicable diseases, prevention

JEL Classification: I10, I18, K10, K30, K32

Suggested Citation

Beaglehole, Robert and Bonita, Ruth and Magnusson, Roger, Global Cancer Prevention: An Important Pathway to Global Health and Development (October 27, 2011). Public Health, Forthcoming, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/77, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1950453

Robert Beaglehole

University of Auckland ( email )

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Ruth Bonita

University of Auckland ( email )

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New Zealand

Roger Magnusson (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

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The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

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