War on Cancer South-East Asia 2018 aims to uncover innovative ways to fund cancer care—from prevention to palliative care—in the region’s low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
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Cancer in the Middle East is on the rise. Poor healthcare access, late presentation and a change in lifestyles have meant that cancer incidence is due to rise faster than any region in the world by 2030, to almost double what it was in 2012. Yet poor data on cancer incidence, mortality and patient satisfaction, makes meeting the challenge all the more difficult. For patients, overcoming the fatalism and stigma surrounding cancer is an additional barrier to treatment.
War on Cancer Middle East 2018 aims to explore the state of cancer care in the region, sharing and comparing different approaches as well as exchanging insights from the region and the rest of the world.