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In Chile, cancer is the first cause of death for adults and is responsible for 31,440 deaths and approximately 60,000 new cases each year. The university, local professionals, scientific societies, patient organizations and the government came together to ensure the success of the initiative.
  • Country

  • Joined C/CAN

    March 2024

Why it matters

  • 310
    Cancer incidence rate (per 100,000)
  • 19 M
    Chile population
  • 163
    Cancer mortality rate (per 100,000)

Needs and challenges in Concepción

A multidisciplinary technical committee of local experts and institutions will undertake an analysis of the state of cancer care in the city and identify essential priorities.

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