• World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2015

    World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2015

    The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance turns the spotlight on 'hidden patients' needing palliative care.

    London, 10 October 2015 (WHPCA) - Saturday 10 October marks World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) a unified day of action to raise awareness of hospice and palliative care and to remember all...

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    Ending Needless Suffering in Francophone Africa

    Human Rights Watch and UICC have collaborated as part of a coalition of 9 international organisations to highlight the urgent need for palliation amongst patients across Francophone Africa on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.

    As people live longer, healthcare systems face an important challenge: caring for more and more people who suffer from pain, shortness of breath, nausea, anxiety, and depression because of advanced...

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    Spanish Organisations Unite to Improve Patient’s Access to Palliative Care

    The Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) and the Spanish Palliative Care Society (SECPAL) are marking World Hospice and Palliative Care Day by inviting nearly eighty organisations to commit to improve patient’s care at the end of life.

    Seventy-three representatives from health administrations, scientific societies, NGOs, research and education institutions, patient and journalist associations have shown their support and signed the...

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    Tobacco Atlas – Cancer Control Webinar

    The webinar will take place on Friday 23 October 2015 from 9:00 to 10:00am EDT (New York City, USA) / UTC-4 hours.  

    The webinar, Investing in Tobacco Control is Investing in Cancer Control, is presented by the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Global Health (CGH) and the American Cancer Society (ACS), with...

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    Breast cancer awareness month

    Taking place annually throughout the month of October

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month aims to raise awareness about the disease and raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. While the general public are often...

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    Lancet Oncology: Radiotherapy and Cancer Surgery Commissions released

    Key needs, gaps and opportunities identified in the areas of radiotherapy and global cancer surgery

    Multidisciplinary care forms a cornerstone for cancer control, and access to essential medicines, radiotherapy, and surgery are an indispensible part of universal health coverage (UHC) and cancer...

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    2016 World Cancer Congress – Registrations are now open

    Register for the 2016 World Cancer Congress – Autumn Festival offer at €300

    Seize the opportunity to secure your 2016 WCC attendance at only €300, and save up to 60% on your registration fees during our Autumn Festival offer, running until 15 January 2016 – the standard rate...

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    Adoption of Agenda 2030: A major victory for NCDs

    World leaders formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the United Nations in New York

    Today is a historic moment for the non-communicable disease (NCD) community. This morning, world leaders formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the United Nations in New York...

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    NCD Alliance in the post-2015 era

    Leadership, vision and priorities to transform the NCD response

    New York, 24 September 2015: The adoption of the post-2015 development agenda (“2030 Agenda”) at the UN Sustainable Development Summit this week marks a momentous achievement for the NCD Alliance and...

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    World Cancer Day 2016 Campaign Materials available

    Campaign Toolkit, Key messages Fact Sheets and Posters are available

    A truly global event taking place every year on 4 February, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer. It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by...