We have come a long way in our efforts to scale back, and one day end, death from cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs). We now understand that one third of all cancer deaths are due to a handful of drivers — including tobacco use, environmental hazards such as poor air quality, and dietary risks — that we have the tools and expertise to address. Cancer caused 8.93 million deaths in 2016. Vital Strategies is working around the world so that millions of people won’t lose their lives to preventable cancer every year.
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