Study investigates cancer among people experiencing homelessness to form basis for prevention program

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A team headed by the Medical University of Vienna examined cancer prevalence and screening/prevention awareness among people who are experiencing homelessness in four European countries. The team proposed approaches for the development of a prevention program using the results. The study was published in eClinicalMedicine.

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Globally, about 18 million people will be diagnosed with cancer and approximately 10 million people will die from cancer this year. Between 30–50% of these cancer cases are potentially preventable today, a fact that highlights that prevention remains one of the most effective and cost-effective long-term strategies to reduce the global cancer burden.