In developing countries, the fight against cancer has barely begun. In this series led by veteran medical reporter Joanne Silberner, we meet patients, doctors, and public health advocates waging a new campaign against a global killer.

In this series led by veteran medical reporter Joanne Silberner, we meet patients, doctors, and public health advocates waging a new campaign against a global killer.

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Prioritizing Cancer

Richard Horton, editor of the medical journal The Lancet, criticizes governments and foundations for overlooking cancer as an important issue in the developing world. In an interview with reporter Joanne Silberner, Horton urges political leaders to take up the cause.

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Part V: Dispensing Comfort

Modern cancer care involves more than the latest surgical techniques and drugs; it also offers freedom from pain. Yet basic palliative care is almost nonexistent for many patients in developing countries. What is being done to bring them pain relief?

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Part III: An Ounce of Prevention

Cervical cancer is far more common in the developing world than in the US. One reason: women in the US receive routine screening that catches it in its earliest stages. A low-cost test being rolled out in India could save tens of thousands of lives.

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Part II: Pink Ribbons to Haiti

Haitian women know little about breast cancer and those who contract it rarely receive treatment. An American charity and its local partners are trying to change that. But it's not easy providing cancer care in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country.

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Video: Land of Tobacco

China is the world's largest producer and consumer of cigarettes. Smoking is the leading cause of death in China, and by 2050, the number of deaths from tobacco-related causes is expected to triple.

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