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China’s cancer registry system covers 438 million people

Updated: Feb 20,2019 9:18 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China has established a cancer registry system, with 574 cancer registries set up nationwide and 438 million people covered by the system, the National Health Commission said on Feb 19.

China has been improving its diagnosis and treatment system for cancer based on tumor hospitals, primary-level health institutions and others, said Li Bin, vice-head of the commission, at a news conference.

Measures were also taken to ensure the supply of cancer drugs, according to Li.

Efforts have been taken to conduct early diagnosis and treatment for cancer, Li said, noting that the commission would take comprehensive measures to strengthen cancer prevention and treatment, with the aim of reducing cancer mortality.