Closing the Cancer Divide presents strategies for innovation in delivery, pricing, procurement, finance, knowledge-building, and leadership that can be scaled up by applying a diagonal approach to health system strengthening. The chapters provide evidence-based recommendations for developing programs, local and global policy-making, and prioritizing research. The cases and frameworks provide a guide for developing responses to the challenge of cancer and other chronic illnesses. The book summarizes results of the Global Task Force on Expanding Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries, a collaboration among leaders from the global health and cancer care communities worldwide, originally convened by Harvard University. It includes contributions from civil society, global and national policy-makers, patients and practitioners, and academics representing an array of fields.
About the Author
Julie R. Gralow, M.D., is Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Director of Breast Medical Oncology at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Amartya Sen, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics, is Lamont University Professor, Harvard University.
Harvey V. Fineberg is President of the Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC.
Rifat Atun is Professor of International Health Management and Head of the Health Management Group at Imperial College London.
Afsan Bhadelia is a Research Associate at the Harvard Global Equity Initiative.