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Preventing an Impending Disaster

22 September 2010

The rise of cancer in the developing world is “an impending disaster,” said Dr. Margaret Chan, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), in her video keynote address to the IAEA's Scientific Forum on 21 September 2010. Read more →

Monaco Deepens Commitment to PACT

20 July 2010

Cancer incidence is rising dramatically in Africa. To support the IAEA's work in fighting cancer in Africa, the Principality of Monaco made a generous donation, which focuses on reducing cancer rates in Niger. Read more →

Tracking Patient Outcomes for Better Care

14 July 2010

In late June, the IAEA's Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) collaborated to further train individuals working on cancer registries from Algeria, Egypt and Sudan. Read more →

Cutting Cancer Treatment Costs to Save More Lives

28 June 2010

High equipment cost is a major factor limiting access to cancer care and control in developing countries. Exorbitantly expensive and complex technology is used to treat cancer, leaving low- and middle-income countries with few, if any, options. Read more →

Africa Day

23 June 2010

Across the African continent, incidences of cancer have been rising at alarming rates in recent years. Working closely to fight cancer with its African membership, the IAEA and the African Group commemorate Africa Day. Read more →

Reshaping the Fight Against Cancer in Africa

13 May 2010

The IAEA's Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT), with support from Department for Technical Cooperation, held the first planning meeting for its new project, VUCCnet Africa, from 5-7 May 2010 in Accra, Ghana. Read more →