News from PACT

Madagascar expands its public health services for comprehensive cancer control

30 September 2015

Madagascar is facing a serious health challenge for years to come. About 18 000 new cancer cases and 13 000 cancer deaths are registered every year in the country. The outlook is quite grim: the figures are estimated to increase more than 50% in the next 10 years. The reasons for these staggering figures are not uncommon to many other countries on the African continent; these include population growth, ageing and an increasing prevalence of risk factors for non-communicable diseases. Read more →

Reducing Cancer Deaths by a Third in 15 Years: How the IAEA can Help

11 September 2015

The IAEA can play an important role in assisting countries to meet an ambitious new target of reducing cancer-related deaths by a third in the next 15 years, Director General Yukiya Amano said in a panel discussion on global cancer control at IAEA headquarters. “Improving cancer control in developing countries continues to be a priority for the IAEA and for me,” he said. “The IAEA has the technology and the expertise to help developing countries in building capacity to reduce their cancer burden.” The event ‘The Future We Want: Comprehensive Cancer Care in the Post-2015 Agenda’ was held during the IAEA General Conference on Wednesday. Read more →

Supporting El Salvador’s cancer control planning to enable greater availability to cancer services

09 July 2015

In April 2015, an international cancer control assessment was conducted in El Salvador to support the country’s efforts to fight cancer. The assessment called the ‘integrated mission of PACT’ (imPACT) was conducted following a request from the Ministry of Health of El Salvador. A team of cancer control experts participated in the imPACT mission coordinated through the International Atomic Energy Agency’s flagship health initiative, the Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT). Read more →

PACT commemorates World Cancer Day 2015

15 April 2015

February 4th is a special day for cancer patients, survivors, and their families. Each year on this date, the world pauses in recognition of World Cancer Day, and in consideration of the growing burden which the disease represents to all people, in both developed and developing countries. February 4th is also a special day for the IAEA, which supports the global campaign against the cancer epidemic through its Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT). Read more →

The IAEA commemorates World Cancer Day 2015

02 March 2015

February 4th is a special day for cancer patients, survivors, and their families. Each year on this date, the world pauses in recognition of World Cancer Day, and in consideration of the growing burden which the disease represents to all people, in both developed and developing countries. February 4th is also a special day for the IAEA, which supports the global campaign against the cancer epidemic through its Program of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT), technical cooperation (TC) programme and its Human Health program. Read more →

Together We Can Do More

27 February 2015

Cancer is preventable and increasingly curable, but to fight the disease in low and middle income countries requires international collaboration and resources. This was the conclusion of the high-level panel discussion organized by the IAEA to mark World Cancer Day on 4 February. Read more →

IAEA roundtable to mark World Cancer Day on 4 February

27 January 2015

Each year, in recognition of World Cancer Day-observed annually on February 4th-the world pauses to remember the millions of preventable deaths caused by cancer, and unites to raise awareness of the ongoing epidemic. Proposed by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), this year's theme is 'Not Beyond Us'. Read more →