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Highlighting cancer divide between rich, poor nations

Harvard health economist Felicia Knaul had long fought for the interests of poor people in Latin America when a breast cancer diagnosis brought her attention to tremendous global disparities in health care. Knaul, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and director of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative, spoke about that disparity earlier this month at a Harvard School of Public Health World Cancer Day event, and wrote about it in a recently published book, “Beauty Without the Breast.”

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