Cancer Patients Need Better Care, Not Just More Technology

September 19, 2017

(Nature) – In middle- and low-income countries the technology-centric approach to cancer threatens to do more harm than good. For the past 15 years, we have worked as clinical researchers in some 40 countries and conducted more than a dozen studies on national cancer-control planning. Our experiences — along with epidemiological and other data collected over 20 years — indicate that the countries that rate relatively poorly on measures of cancer survival and mortality do so largely because of deficits at the political, economic and social level.

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