The authors gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the following organizations for this cancer survival study:

  • Association for International Cancer Research (AICR), St. Andrews, UK
  • Association pour la Recherche sur le Cancer (ARC, Villejuif, France)
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, USA

We are thankful to all the personnel and agencies involved in data acquisition for this multinational study.

We are grateful to Mrs.Evelyn Bayle, Ms. Krittika Pitaksaringkarn and Mr John Daniel for their assistance in the preparation of this monograph.

Final analysis was carried out during the post-doctoral fellowship awarded by the International Agency for Research on Cancer to Dr. Rajaraman Swaminathan.