Battling Breast Cancer

The disease has gone global--but so has the commitment to cure it

People in the western world remember the streets of Budapest for the brave stand its people took against the Soviet Union in 1956. On Sept. 29 and 30 the streets of Hungary's capital city were home to an uprising against a very different kind of foe: breast cancer, the subject of this week's cover story.

For years, breast cancer was seen as a disease that predominantly struck white, well-to-do women in the developed world--and the fact is, it did. But the face of breast cancer is changing. The disease is on the march in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere,...

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