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Global Cancer Prevention

12 April, 2019

Press Release: New center for cancer prevention launched at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The Zhu Family Center for Global Cancer Prevention at the Harvard School of Public Health


Cancer affects millions around the globe. In 2018, more than 18 million people worldwide were diagnosed with the disease, and nearly 10 million died from it. Roughly 44 million around the world are living with cancer, and it is now the leading cause of death in many parts of the world.

Research has shown that one-half to two-thirds of all cancer cases couldd be prevented if societies fully implemented currently available cancer-prevention strategies such as vaccinations against infection-related cancers, screenings such as mammography and colonoscopy, personal lifestyle changes, and avoiding exposure to environmental carcinogens.

To accelerate progress in prevention and early detection, the Zhu Family Center will:

- Support groundbreaking research in cancer prevention and early detection, and accelerate the translation of that research into clinical practice and public health strategies

- Foster the next generation of prevention and early-detection researchers, and develop new courses and other educational initiatives

- Recruit world-class faculty who can lead cancer-prevention and early-detection research

- Encourage innovative collaborations among experts from multiple disciplines, including academic researchers, physicians, and people from the worlds of technology, pharma, and philanthropy

- Enhance prevention and early-detection networks and infrastructure; educate policymakers, public health practitioners, and health care providers to boost the impact of prevention and early-detection activities; and ensure that interventions are cost-effective and implementable within existing health systems

We all know that the aging of the global population is in progress and cancer affects everyone. For more information and to establish collaboration go to the link:


Best wishes,


HIFA profile: Enku Kebede-Francis is a Assistant Professor/Visiting Scientist, Tufts University - HNRCA, and Visiting Scholar,Tufts University SOE . Professional interests: Primary healthcare for all. Enku would like to promote primary healthcare for all as a right not a privilege. enkukebede AT aol.com