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WHO Key facts about cancer

Cancer causing infections such as HBV/HCV and HPV are responsible for up to 25% of cancer cases in low- and middle-income countries. Tobacco use is the most important risk factor for cancer causing over 20% of global cancer deaths. Cancer arises from the rapid creation of abnormal cells that grow beyond their usual boundaries.

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WHO Cancer prevention and control: World Health …

Cancer prevention and control: World Health Assembly resolution approved . For the first time in the history of WHO, an opportunity to reinforce comprehensive cancer policies and strategies among its Member States has presented itself. Adopted cancer prevention and control resolution, May 2005.

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Cancer: Carcinogenicity of the consumption of red meat …

The cancer risk related to the consumption of red meat is more difficult to estimate because the evidence that red meat causes cancer is not as strong. However, if the association of red meat and colorectal cancer were proven to be causal, data from the same studies suggest that the risk of colorectal cancer could increase by 17% for every 100

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CANCER AIN CANCER PAIN 9 1 7

CANCER AIN AND ADOLESCENTS ACCESS TO PAIN RELIEF AND PALLIATIVE CARE IS A HUMAN RIGHT AND AN ESSENTIAL PART OF UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE. is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential damage of tissues. Individuals experience and express pain differently. 55 % of patients undergoing treatment for cancer

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WHO Palliative care

Palliative care . Palliative care is an essential part of cancer control, both for adults and children. In 2014, the first ever global resolution on palliative care, World Health Assembly resolution WHA67.19, called upon WHO and Member States to improve access to palliative care as a core component of health systems, with an emphasis on with an emphasis on primary health care and community

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WHO Cancer control: Planning

A practical guide for programme managers on how to plan overall cancer control effectively, according to available resources and integrating cancer control with programmes for other chronic diseases and related problems. This publication is a series of six modules on cancer control: Planning; Prevention; Early detection; Diagnosis and treatment

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WHO Guide to Cancer Early Diagnosis

Detecting cancer early can effectively reduce the mortality associated with cancer. In resource-poor settings, cancer is often diagnosed at a late-stage of disease resulting in lower survival and potentially greater morbidity and higher costs of treatment.

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New Cancer Report offers hope for Patients and Communities

New Cancer Report offers hope for Patients and Communities. 28 June 2002. News release. Geneva/Oslo. Reading time: 3 min (911 words) Millions of lives could be saved each year if countries made use of existing knowledge and the best cost-effective methods to prevent and treat cancer. In a landmark report launched today, the World Health

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Search Results for “cancer” – IARC

Cancer Prevention Europe launches second part of multilingual learning programme on cancer prevention Cancer Prevention Europe has launched the second part of its multilingual online learning programme on cancer prevention. The launch was… A modeling analysis to compare eligibility strategies for lung cancer screening in Brazil

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Cancer Country Profile 2020

Total # cancer cases (2018) Total # cancer deaths (2018) 348,809 207,210 22.5% a PAF, cancer deaths b PAF, cancer cases c PAF, melanoma cases TRENDS Estimated past and future trends in total cases per year (breast and lung) Probability of premature death from cancer per year

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is caused by sexually acquired infection with certain types of HPV. Two HPV types (16 and 18) cause 70% of cervical cancers and pre-cancerous cervical lesions. There is also evidence linking HPV with cancers of the anus, vulva, vagina, penis and oropharynx. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women globally

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Cervical Cancer Elimination Day of Action 2021

On that day last year, WHO launched Global strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem, with a resolution passed by 194 countries.Countries and communities around the world marked this movement with a …

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Global cancer rates could increase by 50% to 15 million by

Cancer rates could further increase by 50% to 15 million new cases in the year 2020, according to the World Cancer Report, the most comprehensive global examination of the disease to date. However, the report also provides clear evidence that healthy lifestyles and public health action by governments and health practitioners could stem this trend, and prevent as many as one third of …

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WHO Screening for various cancers

Policies on early cancer detection will differ markedly between countries. An industrialized country may conduct screening programmes for cervical and breast cancer. Such programmes are not, however, recommended in the least developed countries in which there is a low prevalence of cancer and a weak health care infrastructure.

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WHO International Childhood Cancer Day: 15 February 2017

International Childhood Cancer Day is celebrated annually on 15 February to raise awareness and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, survivors and their families. Each year, more than 200,000 children are diagnosed with cancer – a disease that touches countless families and communities in all regions of the world.

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WHO Global action against cancer

Cancer represents a tremendous burden on patients, families, and societies. It is one of the leading causes of death in the world and is still increasing, particularly in developing countries. Around 43% of cancer deaths are due to tobacco use, unhealthy diet, and infection.

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WHO Diagnosis and Treatment

Cancer treatment services require a strong health system to ensure treatment is high-quality, effective, safe and accessible to all cancer patients. Survivorship care After active treatment for cancer, a plan can be developed to monitor for cancer recurrence or spread, follow-up for and management of health problems related to cancer diagnosis

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Latest global data on cancer burden and alcohol

A new study led by scientists from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) shows that an estimated 741 000 new cases of cancer in 2020 were associated with alcohol consumption globally. These latest data, published in The Lancet Oncology, indicate that although risky and heavy drinking patterns (more than two alcoholic drinks per

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Advocating for cervical cancer awareness and prevention on

Cervical cancer survivor and advocate, Icó Tóth, is continuing her efforts to raise awareness about HPV and cervical cancer as part of World Gynaecologic Oncology Day which takes place annually on 20 September. Established in 2019, World GO Day is an initiative of ENGAGe (European Network of Gynaecologic Oncological Cancer Advocacy Groups), a part of the European …

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Promoting Cancer Early Diagnosis

Early diagnosis of cancer generally increases the chances for successful treatment by focusing on detecting symptomatic patients as early as possible. Delays in accessing cancer care are common with late-stage presentation, particularly in lower resource settings and vulnerable populations. The consequences of delayed or inaccessible cancer care are lower likelihood of survival, greater

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The Global Breast Cancer Initiative (GBCI)

Why breast cancer? Why now? (1) Burden: Breast cancer - most common cancer and #1 cause of cancer deaths for women. (2) Empowerment: Women-centred care throughout the lifecourse is needed, everywhere. (3) Reduce inequities: Breast cancer burden greatest in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) and outcomes are significantly worse.

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Cervical Cancer Virtual Press conference transcript

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women globally but it is also almost completely preventable and if diagnosed early enough, is one of the most successfully treatable cancers. 00:05:18. This disease claims the lives of 300,000 women each year, one every two minutes.

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World Cancer Report Updates webinar series: Challenges and

World Cancer Report Updates webinar series: Challenges and Opportunities for Primary Cancer Prevention. The fifth instalment in the World Cancer Report Updates webinar series will be broadcast live on Tuesday 16 November 2021 at 11:00 CET. The topic of the webinar will be Challenges and Opportunities for Primary Cancer Prevention. The event, which will last approximately one hour, …

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Global leaders call for cervical cancer elimination on Day

New recommendations for screening and treatment to prevent cervical cancer, including women living with HIV; Technical specifications for radiotherapy equipment for cancer treatment and a new framework for strengthening services for managing invasive cervical cancer, including diagnosis, staging, treatment, and palliative and survivorship care.

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Latest global cancer data: Cancer burden rises to 19.3

A key remit of IARC is the regular provision of global estimates of the cancer burden. The methods of estimation still rely on the best available data on cancer incidence and mortality at the country level, including the Cancer Incidence in Five Continents (CI5) data series, the most recent data from the WHO Mortality Database, and more recent and new data from cancer registries, particularly

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WHO/Europe Cancer

Cancer. Cancer is the most important cause of death and morbidity in Europe after cardiovascular diseases. Cancer is in many cases avoidable, and early detection increases the chance of cure substantially. WHO/Europe assists countries to develop national programmes for cancer control.

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Cancer Country Profile 2020

HEALTH SYSTEM CAPACITY a per 10,000 cancer patients WORKFORCE a per 10,000 cancer patients Quality of mortality registration*** 2007-2016 High 2019 yes # of radiation oncologista 2019 n/a 2019 41.6 # of mammographsa 2020 84.9 # of surgeonsa 2011 538.6 # of CT scannersa 2020 65.2 # of radiologista 2019 182.6 # of MRI scannersa 2020 57.5 # of nuclear medicine physiciana 2019 18.3

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World Cancer Report – IARC

Because cancer research is an international enterprise, chapters describing the causes and development of malignancies reflect the global cancer research community. As a result, the title of World Cancer Report indicates not only the scope of the publication but also the extent of scientific participation in generating its content.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021 – IARC

Breast cancer became the most commonly diagnosed cancer type in the world in 2020. IARC estimates that there were more than 2.26 million new cases of breast cancer and almost 685 000 deaths from breast cancer worldwide in 2020. Breast cancer was the most common cause of cancer death in women and the fifth most common cause of cancer death overall.

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IARC marks World Cancer Research Day 2021 – IARC

World Cancer Research Day 2021. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is marking World Cancer Research Day, which occurs on 24 September every year, by publishing a collection of visuals to highlight some of the Agency’s recent achievements in cancer research, as well as the researchers behind these achievements.

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Cervical Cancer Country Profiles

Cervical cancer is preventable and curable, as long as it is detected early and managed effectively, yet it is the fourth most common form of cancer among women worldwide. In August 2020 the World Health Assembly adopted the Global Strategy for Cervical Cancer Elimination.

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World Cancer Report – IARC

Cancer-causing pollution of air and water are amenable to intervention by technological and regulatory means. In assessing cancer risk, World Cancer Report specifies Air pollution, both outdoor and indoor, is the most widely investigated and most important contributor to the environmental cancer burden in human populations. Air pollution alone was responsible for an estimated 350 167 deaths

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Cancer Surveillance Branch (CSU) – IARC

Childhood cancer. The International Incidence of Childhood Cancer series is a flagship project of CSU, undertaken in collaboration with the IACR, that produces quality-assured incidence data on cancer in children and adolescents, based on collaborations with paediatric and general cancer registries worldwide. With unprecedented efforts to raise awareness of the impact of childhood cancer and

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WHO guideline for screening and treatment of cervical pre

Cervical cancer is a leading cause of mortality among women. In 2020, an estimated 604 000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide and about 342 000 women died from the disease. Cervical cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in 23 countries and is the leading cause of cancer death in 36 countries.

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1 in 2 countries unprepared to prevent and manage cancers

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. 7.6 million people died from cancer worldwide in 2008 and every year almost 13 million cancer cases are newly diagnosed. Already more than two-thirds of these new cancer cases and deaths occur in developing countries where cancer incidence continues to increase at alarming rates.

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Cancer WHO Regional Office for Africa

Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer. Approximately 70% of deaths from cancer occur in low- and middle-income countries. Around one third of deaths from cancer are due to the 5 leading behavioral and dietary risks: high body mass

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Predicting cohort-specific cervical cancer incidence from

Predicting cohort-specific cervical cancer incidence from population-based HPV prevalence surveys: a worldwide study. Scientists from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have developed the PANDORA model to predict age-specific incidence of cervical cancer in populations with known age-specific prevalence of infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HR …

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IARC marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021 – IARC

IARC marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021. During October, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) will mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021 with a series of videos, tweets, and infographics focusing on the Agency’s work to understand and tackle the global burden of breast cancer.

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