Discover the new streams of the 2018 Congress programme

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In the spirit of raising the game at each Congress and achieving high quality education standards, we will be launching two new streams to foster new thinking amongst participants in Kuala Lumpur.

Economics of cancer
Cancer care is one of the fastest growing segments of healthcare spending, accounting for billions of public expenditure annually. The cost of delivering high-quality equitable cancer care presents an increasing challenge to national budgets and often impacts their ability to ensure access to high value, cost effective care.

More than 20 sessions in the current Congress programme, including the plenary of Dr Chaloupka - distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago - will spark the discussions around a more balanced and coordinated investment approach in prevention, screening, treatment and follow up care.

Many countries, low- and middle-income countries especially, are insufficiently equipped to respond to the growing burden of cancer care, and the rapid rise of urban centres in these countries is bringing new public health and development issues.

The Cities stream will highlight the successful initiatives that are supporting cities to take the lead in the design, planning and implementation of cancer treatment solutions.

Click on their respective icons (as illustrated above) available on the Congress schedule page to discover the various sessions and speakers of each stream.