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Cancer-Related Development Assistance for Health (DAH): 2010-2015

Jessica Hale, Donna J. Barry, Billy Andre and Brian Hutchinson   Intro As the global fight against infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, improves the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is becoming more apparent. This category of diseases, w...

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What Global Oncology Needs: Mutual Learning and More Funding

In order to control the global cancer burden, it is important to address the burden of cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). But global oncology is not the concern of LMICs alone. A recent article by Kostelecky et al in Journal of Global Oncology highlights an important pillar of gl...

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When It Comes To Cancer, Geography Can Determine Your Chance Of Survival. But It Doesn’t Have To

Published on WBUR's Cognoscenti Blog, 7 February 2018 - full commentary here.   “Well, thank God you live in Boston,” my sister said when I called to tell her about my cancer diagnosis over a decade ago. That was the refrain I heard over and over. People were talking, of course, about Bosto...

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Unite to Fight: Together, We Can End Global Cancer Inequities

On World Cancer Day, February 4th, the international cancer community united to send a clear message: we must act now to prevent, detect, and treat cancer. To empower individuals and communities, Global Oncology and 1,472 advocates came together under the slogan “I Can. We Can.” This rallying cal...

Cancer death disparities linked to poverty, lifestyle factors nationwide

Yale researchers have identified factors that may contribute to widening cancer death disparities among counties across the United States. These factors, which include both socioeconomic and behavioral traits, may provide public health experts with specific targets for potentially reducing cancer...

A Promising Step in Tackling Childhood Cancer

In El Salvador, Dr. Rodriguez-Galindo and his colleagues have managed to upend that calculus by forging a partnership with the nation’s government and its nonprofit sector that has enabled them to pass on the tools of their trade. As a result, El Salvador has had unusual success for a low-income ...

At NCD summit, a push to address ignored disease burden

Ahead of this week’s high-level meeting on NCDs, at the United Nations General Assembly, health experts are urging immediate action and warn that focusing only on the “big four” could skew data and provide false optimism.   Read more at DevEx: https://www.devex.com/news/at-ncd-summit-a-push...

Opinion: A new model of distributed, accessible, affordable cancer care in India

"In order to change the current cancer care landscape in India, the Tata Trusts — one of India’s oldest, nonsectarian philanthropic organizations, which deploys funds towards a whole range of community development programs across — is working in partnership with multiple state governments and cen...

Patient navigation specialists are helping Indigenous cancer patients navigate their care

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/article-patient-navigation-specialists-are-helping-indigenous-cancer-patients/?utm_source=Global+Health+NOW+Main+List&utm_campaign=2ebeadeb6c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_13_12_34&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d0d062dbd-2ebeadeb6c-2951229

Global push to cut deaths from cancer and heart disease wildly off course

"Lack of progress in reducing early deaths from chronic diseases could cause majority of UN member states to miss 2030 deadline." Read more from The Guardian here: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/sep/21/global-push-to-cut-deaths-from-cancer-heart-disease-wildly-off-course-l...

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