As low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) continue to face health challenges from infectious disease, they are concurrently challenged by the rising burden of non-communicable diseases including cancer. Changing economics in many countries around the world have meant changes in dietary and behavioral factors, several of which are linked to increased risk for cancers.
Collaborative partnerships between a combination of low-, middle- and upper -income country cancer centers may provide a roadmap for improving cancer prevention and control capacity in low-resource settings.
In order to make information and lessons-learned about successful cancer centers and the management of cancers in LMICs more broadly available and to help re-invigorate efforts to build partnerships and provide important information for those seeking to replicate successful models, Infectious Agents & Cancer is launching a new section, edited by Edward L. Trimble and Kishor Bhatia entitled “Cancer Centers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries”.
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