considered,” it adds. “Developed coun- • The revision of guidelines on human noses of cancer per year will almost
tries should, to the extent possible, pro- organ and tissue transplantation to double by 2030 (from 12.7 million
vide technical and financial assistance include two new principles. “The cases in 2008 to 21.4 million). Like-
to developing countries and countries first improves safety, quality and wise, the number of cancer-related
with economies in transition aimed at efficacy of both donation and trans- deaths is projected to jump from 7.6
strengthening health systems, including plantation procedures — as well as million to 13.2 million.
health personnel development.” the human materials used. The sec- Taking into account that developing
But the code quickly notes that the ond increases transparency, while nations are growing more rapidly and
right of health workers to migrate is ensuring the protection of the aging more dramatically, the Interna-
inviolate. “Member States should take anonymity and privacy of donors tional Agency for Research on Cancer
into account the right to the highest and recipients.” — Emily Panetta, expects the trend toward higher rates of
attainable standard of health of popula- Ottawa, Ont. cancer in the developing world to con-
tions in source countries, individual tinue.
rights of health personnel to leave any Wild said the statistics currently pro-
country in accordance with applicable Cancer becoming more com- vide the most accurate view of the
laws, in order to mitigate the negative mon in developing world, “global cancer burden” and will “form a
effects and maximize the positive WHO says vital foundation to future responses to
effects of migration on the health sys- the UN resolution on noncommunicable
tems of the source countries. However, diseases.” — Elyse Skura, Ottawa, Ont.
nothing in this Code should be inter- he incidence of cancer in the
preted as limiting the freedom of developing world is rising,
health personnel, in accordance with according to new data from the
applicable laws, to migrate to countries World Health Organization (WHO