News from PACT

Lebanon and Pakistan Receive IAEA imPACT Missions

18 December 2013

Concluding an active year of imPACT Review Assessment missions in IAEA Member States, the IAEA Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) conducted successive missions in Lebanon and Pakistan in late November and early December 2013. Read more →

IAEA/PACT Assesses Cameroon's Cancer Control Capacity and Needs

28 June 2013

In common with the majority of African countries, Cameroon faces a growing number of cancer cases, estimated to rise from almost 12 000 in 2008 to more than 20 000 cases by 2030 (GLOBOCAN, 2008). Breast and cervical cancers account for more than half of cancers among women, while prostate and liver comprise more than a third of cancers for men. Read more →

PACT Concludes Weeklong Mission on Cancer Control in Cambodia

14 June 2013

As in many other low and middle-income countries, the number of people who contract cancer is rapidly increasing in Cambodia. To assess the country's needs and current cancer control capacity, the Cambodian Ministry of Health requested the IAEA to undertake a week-long Expert Mission. Read more →

Assessing Opportunities for Cancer Control in Europe

7 June 2013

At the end of May, the IAEA brought together representatives from 18 of the IAEA's and WHO's European Member States to discuss national cancer control progress and opportunities for further development and implementation of national cancer control plans. Read more →

Working to Improve Access to Pain Medication

20 March 2013

Far too many cancer patients die in pain, as morphine remains unavailable in 150 countries around the world. Access to opioids is crucial in countries with no capacity to provide palliative radiotherapy to advanced cancer patients. Read more →