Closing the Global Cancer Divide

The yawning gap in child cancer survival between wealthy and poorer countries is fueled by a perception that treatment is too costly and complicated for low-resource settings.
North American children with cancer now have a 5-year survival rate of 80%—while more than 80% of pediatric cancer patients in low- and middle-income countries will likely die.
But Rwanda’s Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence is proving that pediatric cancer care is possible at a fraction of the cost of wealthier countries. One reason? Labor costs for the entire center were less than the average annual salary for one US oncologist.
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