The Importance of Global Collaboration in Cancer Research By Katy Winckworth-Prejsnar, Global Policy and Strategic Alliance Manager, NCCN September 24th marks World Cancer Research Day, a global campaign to raise public awareness around the importance of cancer research. Over the last several decades, global investments in cancer research have led to significant scientific discoveries and…

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This infographic from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights the Global Cancer Burden and provides vital statistics on cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality in low- and middle-income countries. It also captures the scarcity of cancer data by region. Access this tool.

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Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-altering experience that can be summed up in one word — fear. Irrespective of an individual’s geographic location, socioeconomic status, gender, education, religion, or ethnicity, cancer provokes this universal response. Today cancer remains one of the most frightening diagnoses for a patient. This is primarily because even with all…

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This post was written by Loyce Pace Bass, MPH, Director of Health Policy and Cameron Krier, JD, MPH, Director of Federal Relations at LIVESTRONG Foundation. Legislation recently passed to renew the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program included language that represents an important first step in assessing emerging health threats that could impact the program.…

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This is a guest post written by Loyce Pace Bass & Rebekkah Schear at the LIVESTRONG Foundation. By now, people are aware of the growing burden of cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) around the world. Last month marked the second anniversary of a United Nations High-level Meeting that focused on this very issue, only the…

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This past summer, on the heels of the United Nations General Assembly resolution on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, the Global Health Council released the report, “The Burden of Cancer in Developing Countries: A Global Health Council Report on the Cancer Advocacy and Learning Institute.”  Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide,…

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This blog was written by GHC  Government Relations Program Assistant Caitlin Holliday. NEW DELHI, India — In the days following the Global Health Council stakeholder meeting on maternal, newborn and child health issues here, the GHC team decided to see how you truly “nationalize” global plans through visits to local NGOs and clinics where we were able…

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In June, the Global Health Council published the Executive Summary of the upcoming report, Understanding the Burden of Cancer in Developing Countries. The report is part of the Council’s Cancer Advocacy and Learning Initiative, a project to raise awareness about the burden of cancer in developing countries and to develop policy, advocacy and research agendas to…

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This is the first of a series of posts on cancer and health in developing countries as part of the Global Health Council’s new cancer initiative. For more information on our new cancer project, please email research@globalhealth.org. Cancer, emphysema, chronic pulmonary disease, heart attacks, atherosclerosis, shortness of breath…. these are the diseases that first come…

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