oa Southern African Journal of Gynaecological Oncology - The prevention of cancer in South Africa : guest editorial

Supplement 1
  • ISSN : 2074-2835
  • E-ISSN: 2220-105X



The war on cancer started in earnest in 1971 when Richard Nixon empowered the National Cancer Institute to eradicate cancer. Forty years later, after spending close on a trillion dollars and involving approximately 100 000 cancer researchers, roughly 50% of the cancer problem remains to be solved. Achieving this could take another 40 years.

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