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universal access to cancer drugs

In 2005 more than 11 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed and more than 7 million people died (accounting for approximately 13% of global deaths) from this devastating disease – over 70% of whom live in low- and middle-income countries. In 2020, if current trends continue, new cancer cases will increase to 16 million per year and more than 10 million people will die; between 2005 and 2015, it is projected that 84 million people will die of cancer.  The absolute number of cases of cancer in persons younger than 50 years old is not predicted to increase in the next 50 years, but the absolute number of cases in persons aged 65 years and older is expected to double between 2000 and 2030. Read the rest of this entry »

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