Taking the Moonshot Global

Recent developments could boost cancer care in sub-Saharan Africa, where today oncologists struggle to provide affordable treatment, write Sally Cowal of the American Cancer Society and Jen Crozier of IBM.

Cancer experts have for the first time developed treatment guidelines specifically for sub-Saharan African nations with few health care resources, the authors say. And new free software from IBM, the American Cancer Society and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network will enable sub-Saharan African ministries of health to predict cancer cases, determine drug needs and negotiate better prices on chemotherapy drugs.

Cancer now claims more sub-Saharan African lives than malaria does.
Source: Scientific American

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