Can International Patent Law Help Mitigate Cancer Inequity in LMICs? Academic Article uri icon


  • Although low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) bear 75% of the cancer burden globally, their available resources to treat cancer constitute less than 5% of global health resources. This inequity makes it imperative to take appropriate measures to treat and prevent cancer in LMICs, which should include consideration of trade and patent policies. This article highlights some impediments to effective use of existing policies to promote access to treatment and prevention measures in LMICs and offers recommendations about next steps.

published proceedings

  • AMA journal of ethics

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Ragavan, S., & Vanni, A.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Ragavan, Srividya||Vanni, Amaka

publication date

  • February 2020