Cancer claims an estimated 1.2 million lives in Southeast Asia in 2012, making it the region’s number one killer. And rates are predicted to skyrocket by 40% by 2030. Government is going to address this ongoing health crisis, forcing medical professionals to play catchup in building quality cancer care systems.
In a stark white office on the second floor of the newly inaugurated National Cancer Centre (NCC) in Phnom Penh’s Calmette Hospital, Eav Sokha, director of the centre, sits jovially sketching a rough map of the Kingdom on a scrap of paper. “In the future, we expect to establish a national cancer network triangle,” Read more