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Joanne Silberner: Treating Cancer in Developing Countries

Pulitzer Center grantee Joanne Silberner discusses the need to report on cancer in developing countries. After visiting Uganda, India and Haiti, Silberner says that poorer and less educated populations often do not come in for treatment until it is too late, which then perpetuates the widely-held belief that all cancer is deadly. In addition to the lack of awareness, many people in developing countries face difficulties accessing healthcare centers and paying for costly of treatments.