This report looks at the status of cancer in a comparative perspective. Based on the latest available data on new cancer cases diagnosed and deaths caused by the cancer, Section 2 of the report provides a detailed comparative analysis of burden of cancer in OIC countries. Section 3 of the report focuses at cancer prevention and control by taking stock of existing national capacities and policies to identify the major gaps in prevention, monitoring and surveillance, early detection, and control and cure of cancer in OIC countries. Section 4 gives a brief account of recent multilateral initiatives at both intra-OIC and international level to combat cancer. The report concludes with policy recommendations aiming to enhance the implementation of interventions at both national and intra-OIC and international cooperation level to prevent and control the incidence of cancers in OIC countries.
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