News

New resources on palliative care
February 20, 2019

New resources on palliative care

New NCD and cancer plans on the portal
February 18, 2019

New NCD and cancer plans on the portal 

The WHO NCD MAP Toolkit
February 12, 2019

Toolkit for developing, implementing and evaluating the National Multisectoral Action Plan (MAP) for NCD Prevention and Control

Events

Friday, February 22, 2019
Valencia,
Spain
The International Symposium on Advanced Ovarian Cancer: Optimal Therapy. Update

The meeting has the category of a classic educational activity where many people come to teach, to learn, and also to discuss the value of how standard as well as new approaches are being incorporated into the management of ovarian cancer. In this symposium, held in one day, we cover all hot topics concerning diagnosis, biology and therapy of ovarian cancer.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
War on Cancer: Middle East 2019

Cancer rates across the Middle East are expected to double between 2012 and 2030, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates—the highest relative increase of any region globally. This rise is caused by a combination of environmental factors, lifestyle choices and increasing detection rates, but it is further driven by limited access to high-quality treatment and care. How can a holistic, affordable and sustainable system provide care for all?

Building on global dialogues at War on Cancer events in Europe, Latin America and Asia, War on Cancer: Middle East 2019 will advance the conversation by bringing together policymakers, industry leaders, health-care providers, insurers, investors, scientists, technologists and prominent thinkers to explore how a cancer-care pathway should be designed, funded and implemented across the Middle East. What needs to be done to improve prevention, screening, early detection and treatment, and how can policymakers and regulators educate the region’s population about healthy lifestyle choices? How can stakeholders ensure that care is not just for the wealthy, but accessible to all members of society?

From Thursday, March 28, 2019 to Friday, March 29, 2019
Berlin,
Germany
Interdisciplinary Congress "Quality of cancer care" (QoCC 2019)

The biennial congress "Quality of Cancer Care" (QoCC) will be held in 2019 under the motto "Quality means learning from care". The organizers are the German Cancer Society (DKG) and the Association of German Tumor Centers (ADT).

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Singapore
The War on Cancer Asia 2019

The War on Cancer Asia Summit is part of our global initiative to catalyse fresh debate and drive progress in cancer control. The event will gather a diverse audience from the medical, practitioner, and provider communities, together with policymakers, patients, advocates, NGOs and civil society. We will examine the state of play of National Cancer Control Plans across Asia, explore best practices and areas for improvement, and create a manifesto for accelerated action and change.

Patient groups are beginning to emerge across Asia, and patient advocacy is starting to find its voice. Against the backdrop of a rising cancer burden and increasing demand for quality care, the summit will aim to accelerate the pace of patient advocacy across the region to drive better care and policy. We will draw on case studies showing effective collaboration among patient groups, and between these groups and policymakers. The summit will explore where working together has transformed policies and practices in prevention, early detection, treatment and care. We will also examine the potential pitfalls as we place these examples in the regional context.

A mantra on the role of advocacy in modern health care systems asserts: “No decision about me, without me.” Our mission is to create a workable vision that points the way towards making this mantra a reality for cancer care in Asia. Join us and add your support.