Costa Rica gets $9 million cancer screening equipment:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Costa Rica is to receive from Japan equipment worth $9 million to improve early detection of stomach cancer. It is hoped that early radiography and endoscopy screening will help achieve the over 90% cure rate seen in Japan, reports the BMJ. Costa Rica has an incidence of 52 per 100,000 population (1998), with an 86% five-year mortality rate.