In Conversation: The role of palliative care in cancer care

Stephen Connor, Executive Director of the Worldwide Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) (left) and Cary Adams, CEO of UICC (right)
16 April 2021

Dr Cary Adams of UICC speaks with Dr Stephen Connor of WHPCA on the importance of palliative care for people living with cancer. This is the first in a new series of UICC Conversations where high-level experts provide insight into key aspects of cancer care and related issues.

Cancer can carry a significant burden of pain and suffering, as is the case for women in late stages of cervical cancer. Palliative care, however, is not limited to end-of-life situations but should accompany the treatment process from the start. Unfortunately, a significant portion of the world population does not have access to appropriate pain relief and palliative care, particularly in LMICs. 

Learn more in this high-level discussion between Dr Cary Adams, CEO of the International Union for Cancer Control (UICC) and Dr Stephen Connor, Executive Director of the World Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA).


Download the “Global Atlas of Palliative Care", 2nd Ed 2020” by WHPCA.

Download "Palliative Care – Celebrating Nurses" by ICPCN, WHPCA and IAHPC,
Published on the occasion of World Health Day, 7th April. 

Last update: 
Thursday 17 June 2021