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WHO Press conference (under embargo)
Date: 30 January 2020
13:30 - 14:15
Organization: WHO
Location: Room III
Subject: To coincide with World Cancer Day (4 February), WHO and IARC ( International Agency For Research on Cancer) launches 2 complementary reports on cancer



To coincide with World Cancer Day (4 February), WHO and IARC ( International Agency For Research on Cancer) launches 2 complementary reports on cancer

The "WHO Report on Cancer Setting priorities, investing wisely and providing care for all" aims to set the global agenda on cancer, mobilize stakeholders and help countries set priorities for investing in cancer control and universal health coverage.

The IACR "World Cancer Report Cancer research for cancer prevention" focuses on prevention and offers the most comprehensive overview of relevant research available to date.

EMBARGOED until Tuesday, 4 February 2020 00.01 CET

  • Dr Ren Minghui, Assistant Director-General, Universal Health Coverage/Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases, WHO
  • Dr Elisabete Weiderpass, Director, IARC
  • Dr Cherian Varghese, Acting Director, Noncommunicable Diseases, WHO
  • Dr André Ilbawi, Technical Officer, Cancer Control, WHO
  • Dr Bernard Stewart, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Australia

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