Cancer Research UK head says Asians need to break the taboo


THE boss of the world’s largest independent cancer charity, who has just been knighted, believes Asian communities are hampering their survival chances by avoiding talking about the deadly disease. Harpal Kumar, chief executive of Cancer Research UK (CRUK) – who was honoured with a knighthood for services to cancer research last week – told Eastern Eye the message about cancer was not getting through “as fast in Asian communities” as it has in the general population. “One of the most important things is we must stop the taboo of cancer and get people talking about it. Asian communities still have…

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