Think globally about cancer

Nature Medicine
Volume 25 Issue 3, March 2019

Focus on Cancer Therapy
Reducing the burden of cancer remains a critical global health challenge. Ahead of the 2019 meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research, we bring our readers a special Focus on Cancer Therapy that highlights opportunities and challenges in our understanding of the disease, the development of new therapeutic approaches and the need for improved care and early diagnosis.

Editorial | 06 March 2019
Think globally about cancer
Cancer surveillance programs have reported a global downward trend in cancer mortality rates for most common tumor types. However, startling geographic inequalities exist, and some cancers continue to pose a challenge. Ensuring global access to high-quality diagnostic and treatment approaches is needed to make decreasing cancer deaths a more widespread trend.