Helping underserved cancer patients in developing countries
The Global Cancer Institute (GCI) is focused on improving survival rates for underserved cancer patients worldwide. Today, cancer death rates in developing countries are double those of the U.S. and growing. GCI is working to close that gap.
Addressing global cancer disparities
GCI works directly with health care providers in low- and middle- income countries around the the world to initiate cancer programs that are proven to improve outcomes and survival rates for cancer patients. These programs and interventions not only focus on improving a patients' ability to access the care they need, but also advancing the health care professional's ability to provide high-quality and timely treatment.
Of the 7 million cancer deaths in the world in 2020, 5 million occurred in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
LMICs account for 90 percent of new cervical cancer cases and deaths. This disparity is striking because it is a preventable cancer.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that cancer cases could rise by 81 percent in LMICs by 2040.