09/17/2010 // Chicago, IL, USA // Get Cancer Answers // Cancer Answers

Recently at a global cancer conference, groups like The World Health Organization and The American Cancer Society pushed for more attention to be paid to the disparity between the less than ample funding for cancer treatment and prevention and the sobering economic toll the disease takes on the world. In 2008, $895 billion (equivalent to 1.5% of the world’s GDP) was spend on cancer with 7.6 million fatalities from the disease. There are 12.4 million new cancer cases are diagnosed annually.

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