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The Global Burden of Cancer in Women

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As a part of a larger partnership with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, the American Cancer Society released a report at the 2016 World Cancer Congress focusing on the increasing impact of cancer in low- and middle-income countries, both on women’s health and their economic participation. The report emphasizes that while the societal and economic costs of cancer are considerable and even catastrophic, this burden of disease, loss of life, and economic hardship is not inevitable.