Access to Cancer Treatment in Low- and Middle-Income Countries - An Essential Part of Global Cancer Control

Anderson B, Ballieu M, Bradley C, Elzawawy A, Cazap E, Eniu A, Harford J, Kerr D, Knaul F, Magrath I, Reeler A, Rowett L, Saba J, Samiei M, Sullivan L. Access to Cancer Treatment in Low- and Middle-Income Countries – An Essential Part of Global Cancer Control. Working Paper. CanTreat International,

23 Pages Posted: 28 May 2012

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Felicia Knaul

Harvard Global Equity Initiative; Mexican Health Foundation

Benjamin Anderson

University of Washington - School of Medicine

Colin Bradley

affiliation not provided to SSRN

David Kerr

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: August 1, 2010

Abstract

Cancer is exacting severe costs from societies that are wholly unprepared to address it, and this toll will become even heavier in future years. By 2020, cancer is expected to kill more than twice as many people worldwide as it did at the turn of the millennium. In low- and middle-income countries, however, the death rate will be more than five times greater than in the industrialized world. Already, more than half a million women in low- and middle-income countries die from breast or cervical cancer alone each year (Garcia et al., 2007). The poorer regions of the world also account for more than 90% of cervical cancer cases worldwide (WHO, 2006).

Keywords: Cancer, developing countries, survival rate

Suggested Citation

Knaul, Felicia and Knaul, Felicia and Anderson, Benjamin and Bradley, Colin and Kerr, David, Access to Cancer Treatment in Low- and Middle-Income Countries - An Essential Part of Global Cancer Control (August 1, 2010). Anderson B, Ballieu M, Bradley C, Elzawawy A, Cazap E, Eniu A, Harford J, Kerr D, Knaul F, Magrath I, Reeler A, Rowett L, Saba J, Samiei M, Sullivan L. Access to Cancer Treatment in Low- and Middle-Income Countries – An Essential Part of Global Cancer Control. Working Paper. CanTreat International, , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2055441

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