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Report Warns of Developing World Cancer "Tsunami"

September 23, 2009

Reuters examines the burden of cancer in developing countries, which receive "only about 5 percent of global resources for cancer," despite comprising "60 percent of last year's 7.6 million cancer deaths," experts say. A report on cancer, released as experts on the disease are meeting in Berlin, says cancer kills more people in developing countries "than tuberculosis, malaria and AIDS combined and a 'tsunami' of the disease threatens to overwhelm the nations worst equipped to cope" (Kelland, 9/22).

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