The prevention of cancer in South Africa

  • Carl Albrecht Cancer Association of South Africa
Keywords: cancer, prevention, South Africa

Abstract

The war on cancer started in earnest in 1971 when Richard Nixon empowered the National Cancer Institute to eradicate cancer. Forty years later, after spending close on a trillion dollars and involving approximately 100 000 cancer researchers, roughly 50% of the cancer problem remains to be solved. Achieving this could take another 40 years.

Author Biography

Carl Albrecht, Cancer Association of South Africa
Head of Research Cancer Association of South Africa
Published
2013-12-02
Section
Guest Editorial