Opinion: Combating cancer around the world means keeping patients at the center

An approach to preventing or treating cancer that works in one community may not work in another. That's why it's so important to keep patients at the center of this…
The City Cancer Challenge is looking to create more comprehensive cancer centers in cities like Asunción, Paraguay, in low- and middle-income countries. Source: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

There is no better place to talk about the global impact of cancer, and ways to prevent and treat it, than at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Cancer, once overshadowed by infectious diseases, especially in lower-income countries, is now a top killer, behind cardiovascular diseases. In 2018, 18 million people were diagnosed with cancer and died of it. That’s the equivalent of the population of Hungary or the United Arab Emirates,

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