Estimated cancer cases almost double in 20 years time in South East AsiaListen /
Cancer has always been a health problem in the South East Asia region, says Dr. Christopher Wild who works at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO).
But, he adds, what has happened is the change in the scale and the magnitude of the problem.
A new cooperative agreement has been signed by the IARC and the Chulabhorn Research Institute in Thailand to conduct research into the causes of cancer in the South East Asia region.
In this interview with UN Radio's Beng Poblete-Enriquez, Dr Wild explains the first steps to this partnership.