” In a study by Cancer Research UK, cancer has taken the lives of 8.2 million people worldwide in 2012, and 23.6 million new cases of cancer are projected to occur by 2030. Over half of the deaths caused by the disease come from countries with a low level of Human Development Index (HDI), a measure of life expectancy at birth, education level, and a nation’s gross national income. It can be deduced from the aforementioned data that the least developed countries are also those that are more prone to the disease – whether it be because of their lack of basic medical supplies or because of traditions or misinformation that interfere with accessing available medical treatment.”
Read the whole article, OncArt: When cancer education meets art, here.
Learn more about Chiara Eisner’s & Julia Shivers’s project, Oncart, here.