"The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) unites and supports the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to ensure that cancer control continues to be a priority in the world health and development agenda."
The First Lady of Kebbi State and UICC Board Member, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, said strengthening the primary healthcare level of care in the country was important in addressing the scourge of infectious and chronic diseases.
Due to population growth and aging, the number of cancer cases worldwide is expected to jump 60% by 2040 -- but unhealthy lifestyle habits are likely to make the surge even larger.
The Tanzania Breast Cancer Foundation (TBCF) has organised a two-day Virtual Walk event aimed at creating awareness about breast cancer.
Anil K. D’Cruz is the first Indian oncologist to be directly elected as president of the Union for International Cancer Control, Geneva, by member organisations.