DCP3 Cancer volume editors and authors launched the Cancer volume at the 2015 AORTIC conference - "AORTIC Roadmap to Cancer Control in Africa - in Marrakech, Morocco November 18, 2015. Editors Hellen Gelband, Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, and Sue Horton joined chapter authors for a panel event presenting the cancer volume's main messages, with a particular focus on the economic analyses presented in the volume.
Chaired by Hellen Gelband, the session featured presentations from editors and authors on childhood cancers, cervical cancer, palliative care, cancer registries and surveillance, and economic analyses of essential cancer packages.
In a press release circulated on November 18 in conjunction with the panel session, editor and Associate Director at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, and Policy Hellen Gelband said, The cancer burden in LMICs is growing as proportion of total mortality, as deaths from infectious diseases and even other noncommunicable diseases are declining faster than the decline in cancer mortality. Most of the expected increase is in cancer types that we currently do not know how to prevent, so it is critical that the capacity to treat curable cancers be greatly increased and that resources not be squandered on ineffective measures.”