WHO Press Conference
Date: 3 February 2017
14:00 - 14:45
Location: Press Room 1
Subject: World Cancer Day
To mark World Cancer Day (4 February), WHO is launching new guidance on early cancer diagnosis to improve the chances of survival for people living with cancer by ensuring health services can provide earlier cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Also new figures related to number of cancer-related deaths will be presented at the press briefing.
Dr. Etienne Krug, Director, WHO’s Department for the Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention
Dr. Andre Ilbawi, WHO cancer focal point