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WCRI launches new website for The Lancet Series on Health, Equity and Women’s Cancers

December 2014

The Lancet Series on Health, Equity and Women’s CancersWomen’s College Research Institute has created a new website to help launch The Lancet Series on Health, Equity and Women’s Cancers. Led by Dr. Ophira Ginsburg, scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, the series aims to make advancements in closing the global cancer divide for women.

In 2012, breast and cervical cancer took the lives of 522,000 and 266,000 women, respectively. Breast and cervical cancer are the most common cancers in women, with the majority of deaths occurring in young women in low- and middle-income countries, where cancer myths, stigma and taboos about the female body are common. Furthermore, extreme poverty compounded by gender inequity often limits a woman’s choice to seek cancer care.

The series includes reviews and critical analyses by experts from around the world.

To learn more, click here.

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