Global Burden of Cancer Inequality

Deaths from cancer reflect global inequity, and the burden of disease is concentrated in low- and middle-income countries. Due to high costs of treatment, resource-constrained governments are unlikely to treat their way out of cancer in their populations. Though prevention lacks the social visibility and market appeal of treatment, 30% to 50% of cancers are preventable. This issue is devoted to exploring the ethical complexities of cancer prevention as a global public health imperative. 

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