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UNFCU Makes Fourth Contribution to PACT

11 October 2011

The United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) has been a valued supporter of PACT since 2008, and has proven to be a strong proponent of PACT's mission to assist developing countries in fighting the cancer epidemic. Read more →

Republic of Korea Donates to PACT

26 September 2011

As the IAEA held its 55th General Conference from 19-23 September 2011, the Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (KIRAMS) demonstrated its support for the global fight against cancer through a cash contribution of $200 000 to the PACT Programme. Read more →

An Integrated Approach to Cancer Control

26 August 2011

A more comprehensive approach to controlling and fighting cancer is needed in many countries, according to independent cancer experts, and IAEA's Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) is helping to raise awareness and mobilize resources. Read more →

PACT in Colombia

28 July 2011

In Colombia today, cancer accounts for more deaths than all communicable diseases combined. It is estimated that in the last year 36500 Colombians have lost their lives to cancer, while more than 62600 new patients have been diagnosed with the disease. Read more →

Providing Training to Curb the Cancer Crisis

22 July 2011

With Sub-Saharan Africa on course to witness nearly 600,000 new cases of cancer this year alone, while also experiencing an estimated shortage of over 750,000 health care professionals, Africa faces a huge challenge in providing adequate cancer care for those in need. Read more →

Sri Lanka: Success Story

10 May 2011

Sri Lanka was chosen as a PACT Model Demonstration Site in 2006 not only because of its commitment in fighting cancer, but also because of promising prospects of developing cancer control capacity and build on what it already had in place. Read more →

WHO–IAEA Mission to the Philippines

4 May 2011

Following the visit of IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano to the Philippines in December 2010, and upon request from the Department of Health, a mission was conducted on 28-30 March 2011 organized within the framework of the WHO–IAEA Joint Programme on Cancer Control. Read more →

Poverty's Cancer

21 February 2011

Cancer is an enormous — and growing — global public-health problem. And, of the 7.6 million cancer deaths every year, 4.8 million occur in the developing world. Read more →

I Am a Cancer Survivor's Mother

17 February 2011

“Five million lives lost: people with hopes and fears, just like you and me. How many will die in pain and suffering?” Five million cancer deaths are predicted in low-to middle income countries in 2011. “Incredibly, this number is expected to double by 2020.” Read more →

Committed to Fight Cancer

7 February 2011

HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, Director General of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation addressed the participants at the IAEA's annual commemoration of World Cancer Day, held at the IAEA's headquarters in Vienna. Read more →