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    Slovenia passes tobacco plain packaging law

    Ljubljana, Slovenia - 15 February 2017: The National Assembly of Slovenia yesterday passed a law making plain packaging compulsory from 2020.

    In a country where almost a quarter of people ages between 15 and 64 smoke, Slovenia is also clamping down on tobacco advertising in an attempt to reduce these figures. "Every day, 10 people in...

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    New working group on paediatric cancer in Latin America and the Caribbean

    On this International Childhood Cancer Day, UICC is delighted to see the creation of a new PAHO led Childhood Cancer Working Group, and to annouce the launch of a webinar series on how members and partners have implemented the UICC/CCI/SIOP Signs and Symptoms campaign on childhood cancer

    UICC is proud to have contributed to the emergence of a new regional childhood cancer network in Latin America and the Caribbean. The PAHO led Childhood Cancer Working Group (PAHO-CCWG) had its...

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    Join UICC at the War on Cancer event in Singapore

    The Economist Events' War on Cancer 2017 taking place on 30 March in Singapore, will present new thinking on scaling up the response to cancer in low- and middle-income countries and innovative ways to finance cancer control in Asia.

    Join more than 150 senior health care leaders from across Asia-Pacific and the world. Representatives from WHO and the civil society, Ministries of health, industry experts and many others will also...

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    How the world marked World Cancer Day 2017

    A look at how the world came together to show their support in the fight against cancer 

    This past Saturday 4 February, people from all over the world took part in World Cancer Day, with well over 800 activities taking place in over 100 countries on every continent. Under this year’s...

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    Boehringer Ingelheim takes to Facebook and Twitter Live for a World Cancer Day first

    Visionary World Cancer Day partner hosts expert panel to raise awareness on lung cancer

    In a World Cancer Day first, the team at Boehringer Ingelheim hosted a simultaneous Facebook and Twitter Live Event. On the eve of World Cancer Day, the live broadcast brought together a diverse...

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    Nouvelles bourses pour l’Afrique francophone: Envoyez votre candidature maintenant

    L'UICC lance à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale contre le cancer - le 4 février 2017 - un nouveau programme de bourses régionales à l'intention des acteurs de la lutte contre le cancer en Afrique francophone.

    En vue de définir son futur programme dans le domaine du renforcement des capacités, l’UICC a réalisé en 2016 une évaluation qualitative des besoins de ses membres. En vue de répondre à ces besoins,...

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    World Cancer Day: highlighting physical activity in the global fight against cancer

    Worldwide cases of cancer predicted to reach 21.7 million by 2030

    Saturday 4 February 2017 – World Cancer Day: Geneva, Switzerland - Today, on World Cancer Day, millions are urged to get active to help combat one of the world’s most deadly diseases. Under the...

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    McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer turns five

    The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer has celebrated it fifth birthday on World Cancer Day, February 4.

    The only centre of its kind in the world, it was established by Cancer Council Victoria and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to make an impact on cancer globally by using the law....

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    Expert panel on cancer survivorship come together for World Cancer Day

    Visionary Partner Bristol Myers Squibb marks 4 February with panel webinar and new research

    Yesterday, World Cancer Day Visionary Partner, Bristol Myers Squibb brought together an expert panel for a live webinar in the lead up to World Cancer Day. Speaking to a number of advocacy leaders...

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    WHO - Early cancer diagnosis saves lives, cuts treatment costs

    3 FEBRUARY 2017 | GENEVA - New guidance from WHO, launched ahead of World Cancer Day (4 February), aims to improve the chances of survival for people living with cancer by ensuring that health services can focus on diagnosing and treating the disease earlier.

    New WHO figures released this week indicate that each year 8.8 million people die from cancer, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. One problem is that many cancer cases are diagnosed too late...