PRI's Global Cancer Radio Series

3 December 2012

PRI's 'The World' today launches a week-long series by reporter Joanne Silberner entitled 'Cancer's New Battleground: the Developing World'. 

In her series, airing December 3-7, Joanne will take the listener to Uganda’s only cancer hospital to meet a man who was, until recently, the country’s only cancer doctor. She’ll take us to India to learn about a simple, inexpensive test that could save the lives of tens of thousands of women each year. We’ll go with her to Haiti, where the international charity Partners In Health is making a bold push to treat breast cancer.

Cervical Cancer Initiative (CCI) Programme Director Dr Lucrecia Peinado will be participating in a live Facebook chat on Wednesday in the lead up to Part III 'An Ounce of Prevention' (airing December 5), and GAPRI Programme Director Dr Meg O'Brien will feature in Part V 'Dispensing Comfort' (airing December 7).

The series includes five radio pieces as well as an interactive map, slideshows and videos.

If you want to bring The World into the conversation, tweet at @priglobalhealth or @pritheworld or join the Facebook chat

Check out the series 'Cancer's New Battleground: the Developing World'

About PRI's The World
PRI’s The World is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe. Launched in 1996, PRI’s The World, a co-production of WGBH/Boston, Public Radio International, and the BBC World Service, airs weekdays on over 300 stations across North America. is an online home for the radio content where you can also find additional multimedia offerings such as blogs, photo galleries, and podcasts produced by The World’s team.

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