The Global Economic Cost of Cancer

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Cancer is taking an enormous human toll around the world and is a growing threat in low- to middle-income countries. And little has been known about what that toll means in dollars, until now.

This critical report shows that cancer also has the greatest economic impact from premature death and disability of all causes of death worldwide. This data provides compelling evidence that balancing the world’s global health agenda to address cancer will not only save millions of lives, but also billions of dollars.