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Southeast Asia’s race to combat growing cancer crisis

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 

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