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Reducing Cancer Burden Worldwide Would Bolster Development, Global Health Efforts

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Why I Care about Cancer in Developing Countries
Jeff Glenn, a public health adviser in the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, writes about his own cancer experiences and those of others in developing countries. “…It’s past time to stop ignoring the impact of cancer on poverty and health systems while expecting impressive results from economic development and global health programs. … Reducing the cancer burden worldwide contributes significantly to the success of other global health and development efforts…” (2/2).

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