RECORDED: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. ET
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Across the globe, cancer rates are rising, presaging a truly global and urgent public health threat. By 2030, the global cancer burden is projected to grow by 70 percent, and more than two-thirds of cancer deaths are occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Yet only 2 percent of health funding in these countries is directed toward cancer and other noncommunicable diseases. Many of the highest-burden cancers in these regions are associated with infectious diseases, including HIV, human papillomavirus and viral hepatitis.
This ICAP Grand Rounds webinar was presented as part of the ICAP-Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) Initiative Webinar focused on addressing cancer in a global context.
Edus H Warren, MD PhD
Program Head, Global Oncology
Professor, Clinical Research Division
Professor, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center