New global breast cancer initiative highlights renewed commitment to improve survival

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Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash
Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

A major new collaborative effort, the Global Breast Cancer Initiative, is being introduced by the World Health Organization, with the objective of reducing global breast cancer mortality by 2.5% per year until 2040, thereby averting an estimated 2.5 million deaths. In recognition of International Women’s Day, WHO is hosting an advocacy event “Hearing the call of women with breast cancer” during which the new Initiative will be presented to the global cancer community.


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