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16 September 2021

In Conversation: Translating research into policy and action

In this Conversation, Cary Adams and Rifat Atun mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and highlight the connections that must be made between research and policy actions.

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In this Conversation, UICC CEO Dr Cary Adams and Dr Rifat Atun, Professor of Global Health Systems and the Director of Global Health Systems Cluster at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, talk about the importance of investing in health systems and discuss the work of the Integrated Cancer Control Initiative in Latin America (ICCI-LA) and the Lancet Commissions to emphasise how research and knowledge must serve to translate evidence into policies and demonstrate the value of implementing these policies to benefit cancer and societies around the world.

Having chaired a Commission on childhood cancer and marking Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, Dr Atun also speaks about the inequities and the number of missed diagnoses as well as the huge financial benefits, in addition to lives saved, that derive from investing in scaling up diagnosis and treatment for childhood cancer - a 3-to-1 return on investment.  

 

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