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Cancer’s New Battleground

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.

Dr. Jackson Orem heads the Uganda Cancer Institute. Until recently, he was the only oncologist in a country of more than 30 million people. He argues that cancer deserves the same attention given to other afflictions in the developing world, such as AIDS and malaria.

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