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10 February 2017

The Paris Congress closed on a high note in November 2016, leaving all attendees with great anticipation for the next conference to be held from 1 to 4 October 2018 in Malaysia.

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23 December 2016

Flashback to memorable Congress moments: the videos of the very popular plenary sessions and Big Debates are on!

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20 December 2016

As revealed by the Congress report, hot topics and quality talks by world-renowned speakers were on a high in November at the Paris Congress.

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15 December 2016

The official report compiles the best Congress moments and highlights the key results drawn upon the answers of the survey respondents.

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11 November 2016

The Global Village hosted 57 organisations who animated the Congress exhibition area with creative and meaningful activities which stimulated the exchange of best practice amongst delegates and the collaborative spirit that prevailed throughout the three Congress days.

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10 November 2016

Better, greater, stronger, more diverse...this year's Congress already yields spectacular results thanks to the engagement and commitment of all cancer/health experts and professionals who were in Paris.

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7 November 2016

In a session chaired by Richard Sullivan (UK) and organised by Institute of Cancer Policy (UK) / The Lancet Oncology (UK), a group of prominent global leaders in global surgery came together to address issues related to the deliverance of timely, affordable, safe and equitable global cancer surgery. 

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7 November 2016

Whilst the ongoing conflict in the Middle East is widely acknowledged as the largest refugee crisis of the past 100 years, the extreme cancer and NCD burden of this conflict has yet to form a meaningful part of the international humanitarian response. 

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7 November 2016

Three out of the six Millennium development goals focused on health, however Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) were left out. However, the recently launched ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have NCDs included under goal number three. 

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4 November 2016

Access to drugs and surgeries are integral to the survival of cancer patients. However, with the plethora of generic and brand drugs on the market, how should governments know which drugs are essential and should be prioritised? A 2016 WCC panel explains.

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4 November 2016

On the fourth and last day of the 2016 World Cancer Congress- after having heard from multidisciplinary cancer experts- Congress delegates were asked to cast their vote on whether or not further investment in cancer resources is necessary.

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4 November 2016

The session sought to present a diverse view of the dietary, behavioral, and environmental factors that contribute to an increase in cancer incidence. Presentations addressed everything from environmental factors, such as pesticides, to behavioral factors, such as dietary patterns, were discussed and revealed the positive impact regulation and effective policy can have on population health.

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4 November 2016

Discover the highlights of the last day of the World Cancer Congress in Paris.

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3 November 2016

According to The Lancet Series on Health, Equity, and Women’s Cancers launched at the 2016 World Cancer Congress, high-impact, cost-effective interventions could prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths from breast and cervical cancer in settings where mammography and radiotherapy are unaffordable.   

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3 November 2016

Food is a necessity of life. However, in the present time, food choices have expanded courtesy the growing food and beverage industry. Countries are now facing the dual burden of malnutrition, where there is undernutrition on one end and overnutrition on the other. This is becoming a huge public health concern.

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3 November 2016

Global health and cancer control need women’s social and economic contributions in health. Only when women are healthy, valued, compensated, counted, enabled, and empowered can women reach their full potential including their roles as health care providers. 

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3 November 2016

Delegates at the 2016 World Cancer Congress have been all abuzz about how to best prevent and treat cancer. Four countries with strong cancer outcomes share their best practices; as it turns out, they have striking similarities. 

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3 November 2016

Le tabac est, selon l’OMS, la première cause de décès évitable dans le monde. Il est donc d’intérêt commun de mettre en place des mesures cohérentes, mondiales et adaptées à chaque nation afin d’endiguer ce fléau responsable de près de 6 millions de morts chaque année.

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3 November 2016

Access to treatment for noncommunicable diseases has featured prominently in recent high level discussions, including the opening plenary session for this cancer congress, with access to medicines featuring prominently.

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3 November 2016

Initial findings from the first module of the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP) are shared, including one year survival rates across 8 countries and 22 jurisdictions – how will this effect policy?

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