On Sunday, the U. S. scientists of the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries (GTF. CCC), published a new study in the Lancet revealing that the developing countries do not need high cost budget to fight cancer and ensure proper medical care for cancer patients. The study also reported that the developing countries, as well as the developed ones, suffer from high rates of cancer.
Leading cancer experts from the GTF. CCC, the number of newly reported cancer cases, in developing countries with low and middle income, increased reaching 56% in 2008, in comparison to the 15% recorded in
1970, leading to the expectancy that by 2030, the rate would become 70%.
Yet, the team of scientists, including Dr. Felicia Knaul, of Harvard Global Equity Initiative, Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Julio Frenk and Dr. Lawrence Shulman, stressed the importance of raising the global awareness and uniting the efforts against cancer.
Dr. Knaul stated, "Global resources should be mobilized and these resources should be applied in ways that strengthen entire health systems and begin to offer financial protection in health focusing on the poorest segments of the population".