Dr Jean King, Cancer Research UK's director of tobacco control, said: "The most shocking thing about this report's prediction that 14 million cancer cases a year will rise to 22 million globally in the next 20 years is that up to half of all cases could be prevented.
"People can cut their risk of cancer by making healthy lifestyle choices, but it's important to remember that the government and society are also responsible for creating an environment that supports healthy lifestyles.
"It's clear that if we don't act now to curb the number of people getting cancer, we will be at the heart of a global crisis in cancer care within the next two decades."So it's all our fault is it Jean?
Smoking rates are down, alcohol consumption rates are down, we drink fewer sugary drinks and our diets are healthier, yet cancer is still rising according to the article.
You know what we really need? A charity to find a cure for cancer. If only we had one which was over 100 years old and could raise income of over half a billion per year, eh? That would solve the problem, so it would.
And if it didn't, and had to shift attention by blaming victims instead, it could accurately be deemed a monumental failure, no?