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Virtual Dialogue: Using the law for cancer prevention and control


Using the law for cancer prevention and control

On the occasion of the 10-year anniversary of the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer, a joint initiative of Cancer Council Victoria, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and Cancer Council Australia launched in 2012, UICC and the McCabe Centre hosted a Virtual Dialogue to share success stories and discuss key strategies on using the law to reduce the cancer burden.

Over the past 10 years, the McCabe Centre has supported local lawyers and policymakers to pass laws aimed at reducing the burden of cancer and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in 22 countries and defend laws in 7 countries. Drawing from some of these achievements, this Virtual Dialogue showcased examples across the cancer control continuum of how law and policy change can become a formidable tool to progress action on cancer prevention and control.




  • Amit Yadav, McCabe Centre's alumnus, Senior Technical Advisor, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), India
  • Vicki Wari, McCabe Centre's alumna, Program Manager for NCDs at the National Department of Health in Papua New Guinea
  • William Onzivu, WHO Regional Office for Africa
  • Evita Ricafort, McCabe Centre’s Regional Manager for Asia


The McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer is the only centre of its kind in the world advancing law to prevent cancer and to protect people affected by it.

Through world-leading research and training programs, it empowers individuals, organisations and governments to use law as an effective tool to prevent cancer and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and to advance equitable health care for all people.


Event Information

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
Date and time

Virtual - Virtual event - online | recorded in
1202 Geneva

Last update

Thursday 13 July 2023

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