Case studies

The Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course (MCMC) of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is designed to improve the cancer management skills of clinicians in low- and middle-income countries (LMCs).

The Gambia National Cancer Registry (GNCR) is one of the very few national, population-based cancer registries in the whole of Africa.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer and leading cause of cancer death among women world-wide, with less developed countries accounting for half of the global burden.

Each year more than 7.6 million people with cancer will die worldwide. 1 in 10 people will die in severe pain due to lack of access to opium-based medicines (World Health Organisation, 2009).

Although absolute numbers of cancer are relatively small in the Pacific region, the burden of cancer is high due to the region’s significant health disparities, limited healthcare infrastructure, and daunting geographic challenges.

Exposure to asbestos fibres is the leading cause of occupation-related cancers.

In March 2011, the Brazilian Government committed 2.8 billion USD to strengthen actions for breast and cervical cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

In 2007, UICC launched a fund to provide support to members in resource-constrained countries to deliver community-based education projects that are able to demonstrate long-term sustainability.