Cancer kills nearly 10 million people a year, but the risk of dying from cancer varies greatly depending on where in the world you live. About 70% of these deaths are in low- and middle-income countries – and the disparity is worsening. A Lancet Oncology Commission report, published in May 2022, highlights that, in Africa, cancer deaths are expected to more than double, reaching roughly 1.4 million deaths annually by 2040. Meanwhile, in the U.S., the latest American Cancer Society statistics point to a 28-year, 32% decline in cancer deaths. With President Joe Biden’s reignited Cancer Moonshot initiative, the U.S. is doubling down on its commitment to save lives. The initiative aims to reduce the cancer death rate by at least 50% over the next 25 years. To read the full story.