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Nirmala Bhoo Pathy: My take on what is missing from the global cancer agenda
Nov 2, 2023, 17:31

Nirmala Bhoo Pathy: My take on what is missing from the global cancer agenda

Nirmala Bhoo Pathy shared a post on LinkedIn:

“My take on what is missing from the global cancer agenda at the recently concluded World Oncology Forum in Ascona, Switzerland.

‘…We need to make sure investments are also made in helping individuals with cancer to live better not only physically but also mentally and financially. When we enable people to return to work, we are also building the economy – we are doing it for communities and the entire country…’

My interview can be found here.

Nirmala Bhoo-Pathy is as a Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya, and practices as a public health physician in Universiti Malaya Medical Centre, Malaysia. She is also a visiting scholar at Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom since 2014. Dr Bhoo Pathy’s career is focused on optimizing life after cancer in resource-limited settings through research and advocacy. Dr Bhoo Pathy was the principal investigator of phase III of the ASEAN CosTs In ONcology (ACTION) study, comprising close to 10,000 cancer patients from eight low-and middle-income member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). She currently serves in two Lancet Commissions: the Lancet Commission on Women and Cancer and the Lancet Commission on Cancer and Health Systems. As the founder and scientific lead of a solution-oriented research group ‘Well with Cancer in Malaysia (WeCan@MY) https://spm.um.edu.my/wecan@my/ in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Nirmala Bhoo-Pathy currently oversees a wide range of studies on cancer care, cancer control and cancer policy, locally and globally.