A Call for International Collaboration on Cancer


Gospodarowicz MK, Cazap E, Jadad AR. Cancer in the world: a call for international collaboration. Salud Publica Mex. 2009;51 Suppl 2:s305-8. PubMed PMID: 19967286.

Doctors in Toronto, Geneva, and Argentina collaborated on this call to improve cancer control globally. From the introduction:

“Almost 70% of all deaths in the world from cancer occur in the low- and middle-income countries…. While over 40% of all cancers in the Western world are due to tobacco consumption and poor diet, in sub Saharan Africa the most common cancers are those related to infection.”

The authors make specific reference to The International Union Against Cancer or Union Internationale contre le Cancer (UICC – www.uicc.org), a 70-year-old non-governmental organization purely dedicated to the fight against cancer.

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