Acta Scientific Cancer Biology (ASCB) (ISSN: 2582-4473)

Conceptual Paper Volume 5 Issue 9

Oncology in Lebanon: From Shortage of Drugs to Shortage of Lives

Rebecca Badawi1, Lina El Murr2 and Georges El Hachem2*

1Department of Internal Medicine, Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
2Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon

*Corresponding Author: Georges El Hachem, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.

Received: August 16, 2021; Published: August 27, 2021

  Lebanon, a country nicknamed by “Switzerland of the East” in the 1950’s due to its financial power and stability at the time, is witnessing its worst economic crisis in decades. This oasis of prosperity and diversification has collapsed into poverty and chaos with increasing social, financial and security challenges daily.

References

  1. Das M. “Lebanon faces critical shortage of drugs”. Lancet Oncology8 (2021): 1063.
  2. Saleyha Ahsan. “Lebanese health care racked by medicine shortages”. The Lancet10300 (2021): 568.
  3. Timothy P Hanna., et al. “Mortality due to cancer treatment delay: systematic review and meta-analysis”. BMJ 371 (2020): m4087.

Citation

Citation: Georges El Hachem., et al. “Oncology in Lebanon: From Shortage of Drugs to Shortage of Lives”. Acta Scientific Cancer Biology 5.9 (2021): 26-27.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2021 Georges El Hachem., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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