June 2019 – This article highlights the important role of cancer care and research outside the United States, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, in furthering innovative solutions for cancer that can be applied worldwide.
S Gopal, PJ Loehrer
Journal of the American Medical Association
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In proposing a common global health definition a decade ago, the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, which includes more than 170 academic institutions and partners worldwide, emphasized moving beyond a vague, “fashionable” discipline toward a scientifically rigorous specialty that engenders international cooperation among academic health centers, government agencies, industry, and nongovernmental organizations to understand and improve health. Intrinsic to this vision is the idea that similar health disparities affect vulnerable communities in North American inner cities and African periurban shantytowns.