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“We Can I Can”: Joining Forces to Win the Global Battle against Cancer

“We Can I Can”: Joining Forces to Win the Global Battle against Cancer

11 February 2016

The critical need for bold action against cancer was highlighted at an IAEA high-level panel on 9 February to mark World Cancer Day. This commemoration each year is an opportunity for the world to unite and raise its voice against the growing burden of cancer. Stronger partnerships between the public and private sectors, political leadership, innovation, increased awareness and sustained financing are needed to counter this expanding health and development crisis, the panel concluded. The event was held under the patronage of the First Lady of Austria, Margit Fischer. Read more →

A Cancer Survivor’s Tale

A Cancer Survivor’s Tale

04 February 2016

Chalani Jayarathne was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. She was successfully treated with radioactive iodine at the Peradeniya Nuclear Medicine Unit in the Central Province of Sri Lanka under Dr. Damayanthi Nanayakkara and her team. The IAEA has been supporting this facility for over 40 years, through the provision of equipment and professional training. Chalani talks about her treatment, recovery and future plans. Read more →