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2 October 2015

Long-term realism and cost-effectiveness: primary prevention in combatting cancer and associated inequalities worldwide

The global figure of 14 million new cancer cases in 2012 is projected to rise to almost 22 million by 2030. While the overheads of cancer care are set to rapidly increase in all countries worldwide irrespective of income, the limited resources to treat and manage the growing number of cancer patients in low- and middle-income countries threaten national economic development. A new article published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute assesses current data, collated in the recent second edition of The Cancer Atlas by the American Cancer Society and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), to show that a substantial proportion of cancers are preventable and that prevention is cost-effective.

Long-term realism and cost-effectiveness: primary prevention in combatting cancer and associated inequalities worldwide
Bray F, Jemal A, Torre LA, Forman F, and Vineis P
Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djv273
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Published in section: IARC News

Publication date: 2 October, 2015, 0:00

Direct link: https://www.iarc.who.int/news-events/long-term-realism-and-cost-effectiveness-primary-prevention-in-combatting-cancer-and-associated-inequalities-worldwide/

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