The oncology challenge keeps growing
These numbers are getting to be a huge challenge and the world needs to find ways to tackle the disease. This effort needs to come from scientists, pharmaceutical companies, governments and patient groups among others as otherwise the burden posed on healthcare systems becomes unmanageable.
Every small effort counts. The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) says, “Research suggests that one third of cancer deaths can be avoided through education, the dispelling of myths and misconceptions and addressing the known modifiable risk factors, which are known to cause cancers.”