Posted by Erin Schwartz on July 13, 2011
In 2010, at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting, there was a Special Session dedicated to the topic of how to stop the worldwide cancer epidemic. Leaders in cancer control, including Paul Farmer of Partners in Health, Princess Dina of Jordan, Lance Armstrong of LIVESTRONG, and Felicia Knaul of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative came together for a discussion entitled, “Addressing Cancer in the Developing World: Health Equity and an Overlooked Public Health Crisis”. The session opens with a powerful video created by LIVESTRONG.
As we approach the September High Level Summit meeting all about non communicable diseases (NCDs) including cancer, it seems timely to watch this video session to hear more background on why these leaders in cancer control are so dedicated to stopping cancer around the world.
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