WHO puts early diagnosis at top of global cancer fight
This article was originally published in Clinica
Early detection is the key to preventing one third and treating a further third of the 10 million cases of cancer diagnosed globally every year. This is the conclusion of guidance published by the World Health Organization (WHO) on best policy and management of national cancer control programmes. "In far too many cases, primary prevention, early detection and palliative care are neglected in favour of treatment-oriented approaches, regardless of whether they are clinically and cost effective," said the WHO in its global assessment of national cancer policy.
You may also be interested in...
Can Atlas Biomed unlock Japan's self-care market with its direct-to-consumer DNA and microbiome tests? HBW Insight catches up with the company's co-founder and CEO to discuss this and also how Atlas has been driving its European expansion plans despite coronavirus.
France's ANSES warns women using oral contraceptives not to use a supplement marketed by UK firm Hairburst after linking the product's consumption to two cases of severe acute hepatitis.
A lower first dose boosted the vaccine’s efficacy result, but AstraZeneca has conceded that this has to be proven in a separate trial. In the meantime, the UK government has asked the regulator to assess the vaccine under a special health emergency provision.