Global Report on Cancer: How to get involved

8 December 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) will coordinate the first periodic Global Report on Cancer (GRoC) to complement the IARC work on the World Report on Cancer.

World Health Assembly (WHA) resolution 70.12 calls on the World Health Organization (WHO) to produce a Global report on cancer (GRoC).

In May 2017, it was requested to the Director-General to:

“develop, before the end of 2019, the first periodic public health- and policy-oriented world report on cancer, in the context of an integrated approach, based on the latest available evidence and international experience, and covering the elements of this resolution, with the participation of all relevant parts of WHO, including IARC, and in collaboration with all other relevant stakeholders, including cancer survivors”.

In order to support this request, WHO will coordinate the first periodic Global Report on Cancer (GRoC) to complement the IARC work on the World Report on Cancer.

Content

This strategic document will focus on key areas developed by world experts in cancer control from evidence-based data, prevention, early detection, treatment, palliative care, and access to medicines or financing field. The scope of the report will be the burden as well the social and economic impact of the disease. The GRoC is intended for a global reach with a clear guidance for all countries in accelerated action on their cancer control programmes. The publication is expected to be set on World Cancer Day 2019.

Purpose

The primary purpose of this report is to raise awareness about cancer as a global public health issue by engaging first, policy and decision makers and then broad multi-sectoral audience including academic institutions, non-governmental organisations, philanthropic foundations, targeting as well active participants such as cancer survivors and private sector.

The report will serve as an essential reference document to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3, with particular emphasis on SDG 3.4 to reduce, by 2030, premature mortality from NCDs, including cancer, by one third.

UICC and WHO organize two separate webinars on the 12 December 2017 (10:00am and 4:00pm, Geneva time) to present the scope of this collaborative work. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate actively to the discussion and Q&A sessions.

Feel free to contact us for any additional request: advocacy@uicc.org

See dial-in details below:

Dial-in details: https://www.readytalk.com/join

Webinar

Time zone

Link to webinar

GRoC: How to get involved
Event code 8091822

10:00am Geneva – 8:00pm Melbourne

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GRoC: How to get involved
Event code 8091822

4:00pm Geneva – 10:00am New York

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Last update: 
Friday 8 December 2017
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