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Acting to End Cancer: Deputy Director General Aning attends 8<sup>th</sup> Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa Conference (SCCA)

Acting to End Cancer: Deputy Director General Aning attends 8th Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa Conference (SCCA)

23 October 2014 2014

Cancer is an emerging threat to public health throughout the African continent. Although infectious diseases continue to affect vulnerable populations, a notable increase in new cancer cases has been caused by factors related to economic development, including increased life expectancy, smoking, unhealthy diets, pollution, and physical inactivity. Yet, despite the growing burden which cancer represents, the disease continues to receive low public health priority in Africa. This is due in part to a lack of awareness regarding the current and future costs related to cancer among policymakers, national health agencies, and the general public. Read more →

Japan Expresses its Unwavering Support for the IAEA's Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT)

Japan Expresses its Unwavering Support for the IAEA's Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT)

25 September 2014

On the occasion of the 58th IAEA General Conference, the Division of Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) organized a side event focused on the value of strategic partnerships in the fight against global cancer epidemic. The event was attended by the IAEA Director General, distinguished delegates from the IAEA Member States and representatives of international organizations. Read more →