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[Comment] Civil society’s role in efforts to control women’s cancers

01 Nov 2016

Increasing attention is being paid to the growing global burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), especially cancer. Cancer is now a leading cause of mortality worldwide, accounting for one in seven deaths.1 Efforts to reduce cancer incidence and mortality have matured during the past five decades. Civil society—non-governmental and non-business organisations as well as individuals and communities—has an important role in implementing cancer control efforts. Members of civil society provide education to the public and support health-care providers by providing training, equipment, and supplies.

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