News from PACT

Cancer's Global March

22 October 2009

Each year, cancer kills more people than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. The “global cancer epidemic” kills as many people every ten days as were claimed in the devastating 2005 Asian tsunami. Read more →

Nigeria and IAEA-PACT join to fight cancer

19 September 2009

PACT is joining forces with Nigeria to help fight Africa's growing cancer crisis. An agreement signed in September will focus on developing comprehensive cancer control strategies and action plans tailored to address the needs and conditions of the people of Nigeria and beyond. Read more →

Taking Stock: The Fight Against Cancer

17 September 2009

The IAEA's Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) took the occasion of the 53rd IAEA General Conference to brief Member States and donors on progress of its work to fight the growing cancer pandemic in developing countries since 1997. Read more →

PACT lays important groundwork for new PMDS

4 September 2009

Following the request of the government, preliminary imPACT missions took place in Uganda on 1-3 September 2009 and in Mongolia on 27-29 July 2009. These two missions will lay important groundwork for the establishment of new PMDS. Read more →

Cancer Spotlight on Asia and the Pacific

6 July 2009

A recent meeting at IAEA headquarters in Vienna brought participants from 19 countries together with 17 international experts to exchange opinions and experiences of the cancer situation in Asia and the Pacific region, and to discuss approaches for effective cancer control planning. Read more →

Redressing the balance in Geneva

29 June 2009

Six leading members of the international cancer control community are calling for non-communicable diseases, including cancer, to be addressed in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The letter's six authors include Werner Burkart. Read more →

WHO-IAEA Join Forces to Fight Cancer

26 May 2009

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the IAEA today announced the launch of a Joint Programme on Cancer Control, aimed at strengthening and accelerating efforts to fight cancer in the developing world. Read more →

A Window of Hope for Nicaragua

12 March 2009

Thursday, 12 March, 2009, was a day to remember at the Centro Nacional de Radioterapia (CNR) in Managua. It was also, said Nicaraguan Minister of Health, Dr Guillermo González, a day of hope for the country's cancer patients. Read more →