Epidemiologists have long been warning of the rapid rise in cancer rates hitting low- and middle-income countries. But it takes a journalist to get across how those statistics are playing out in peopleÂ’s lives. Jason Gale, who covers Asian Healthcare for Bloomberg Markets, received a Best Cancer Reporter Award for his piece on the cost of cancer in India, reprinted below.
Advances in imaging and molecular biology are opening up a wealth of new avenues for research and treatment in radiotherapy. But could progress be held back by a lack of public awareness of the potential for innovation?
More and more people across Europe are finding it hard to access high-quality cancer care in the wake of years of public spending cuts. This Editorial looks at some initiatives to address growing inequalities and argues that everyone involved in planning and providing treatment and care has a key role and responsibility .
With all the investigations, imaging and testing involved in personalising treatments, it can be hard to remember to listen to what the patient is saying. One doctor keeps a letter with him as a permanent reminder.