World Cancer Day provides opportunity to challenge assumptions that prevent effective action

Published on February 6, 2013 at 3:23 AM · No Comments

"For the poor, cancer remains a silent killer. Breaking this silence could save hundreds of thousands and likely even millions of lives each year -- most of them in developing, low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)," Felicia Knaul, secretariat co-director of the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries, writes in the Huffington Post's "World" blog. She notes the theme of year's World Cancer Day, recognized on February 4, was Target 5 of the World Cancer Declaration: "dispelling the myths and misconceptions that shroud the topic of cancer and prevent effective action."

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