Cancer is often considered a disease of affluence, but about 70 percent of cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Explore this interactive map to learn about cancers that disproportionately affect poorer countries.

The map accompanies the radio and special online series, produced by PRI's The World, in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center. In Joanne Silberner's five-part series we meet patients, doctors, and public health advocates on the front lines--and explore the political, cultural, and logistical obstacles that make tackling cancer so difficult across most of the globe.


More people in poor countries die from cancer than from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Joanne Silberner looks at the human toll of cancer, and possible solutions.


January 4, 2014 /
Joanne Silberner
After the release of the Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, The New York Times reported that
November 5, 2013 / NPR
Joanne Silberner
We're used to hearing about malaria, even HIV/AIDS when it comes to health concerns of Africa. But it might surprise you to know that cancer is growing as a leading cause of death.