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Developing Nations to Bear Cancer Brunt, Unprepared

Added: Monday 6 September 2010

Developing countries will bear 60% of the world's cancer burden by 2020 and 70% by 2030, but they are not prepared for the looming crisis, cancer experts warned in a report. These countries do not have the infrastructure in place to prevent cancer, diagnose it early or provide long-term treatment, according to CanTreat International, which comprises experts from leading international cancer organizations.