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Belarus to strengthen cancer services
30 May 2016 | Belarus looks to improve coordination of cancer control activities and its cancer screening programmes to bolster cancer care. Read more»
Myanmar’s renewed focus on national cancer care and control services
11 May 2016 | Experts visit a broad range of institutions that provide cancer services in Myanmar as part of an imPACT review. Read more»
Africa to Intensify Cancer Control through Cancer Registries
29 April 2016 | Collecting patients’ data in a comprehensive national registry is key to improved and effective cancer care in Africa. Read more»
First Ladies Commit to Action and Leadership on Cancer Control
21 April 2016 | The first ladies of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) renewed their commitment to expanded cancer prevention and control at a special session held on the sidelines of the 13th OIC Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. Read more»
Cancer registries for Africa: Regional workshop in Brazzaville highlights need for action
17 February 2016 | 35 cancer registry and cancer control planning experts from 19 Francophone African countries shared views and experiences on the vital role cancer registries play in effective comprehensive cancer control. Read more»
“We Can I Can”: Joining Forces to Win the Global Battle against Cancer
11 February 2016 | The critical need for bold action against cancer was highlighted at an IAEA high-level panel on 9 February to mark World Cancer Day. This commemoration each year is an opportunity for the world to unite and raise its voice against the growing burden of cancer. The event was held under the patronage of the First Lady of Austria, Margit Fischer. Read more»
A Cancer Survivor’s Tale
4 February 2016 | Chalani Jayarathne was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. She was successfully treated with radioactive iodine at the Peradeniya Nuclear Medicine Unit in the Central Province of Sri Lanka under Dr. Damayanthi Nanayakkara and her team. The IAEA has been supporting this facility for over 40 years, through the provision of equipment and professional training. Chalani talks about her treatment, recovery and future plans. Read more»
World Cancer Day 2016 - Message from IAEA Director General
4 February 2016 | Improving cancer control in developing countries is an enormous challenge, and one we must do our best to meet. There are now positive signs that the international community is taking this challenge seriously. Read more»
Ten Years of PACT
4 February 2016 | Cancer kills more people than HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB combined. Developing countries suffer the most. Two-thirds of cancer deaths occur in these parts of the world, where there are insufficient or non-existent radiotherapy services. For ten years, the IAEA Program of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) supports low- and middle-income countries to fight cancer by helping develop a cancer control strategy. Read more»
Raising voices for global access to cancer care
23 November 2015 | In PACT’s #CancerCare4All video, Member State Representatives to the IAEA, cancer experts, and UN staff highlight the urgent need for expanded cancer services in developing countries. Read more»
Reducing Cancer Deaths by a Third in 15 Years: How the IAEA can Help
17 September 2015 | The IAEA can play an important role in assisting countries to meet an ambitious new target of reducing cancer-related deaths by a third in the next 15 years, Director General Yukiya Amano said in a panel discussion on global cancer control at IAEA headquarters. Read more»
PACT launches campaign to raise awareness of the persistent inequalities in access to lifesaving cancer services
14 September 2015 | The IAEA's Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) will highlight the growing global divide in cancer survival rates at a side event, held on the margin's of the Agency's 59th General Conference. Read more»
Improving Access to Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment across Africa
24 July 2015 | The IAEA joined the call of Africa's First Ladies to improve access to cancer diagnosis and treatment across the continent. Read more»
Supporting El Salvador’s cancer control planning to enable greater availability to cancer services
9 July 2015 | In April 2015, an international cancer control assessment was conducted in El Salvador to support the country’s efforts to fight cancer. Read more»
Strategic partnership against cancer: IAEA and OiER join hands to confront the global cancer epidemic
1 June 2015 | As part of its efforts to expand this cooperation and to contribute further to international cancer control, PACT today entered into a Practical Arrangement with the Organization for International Economic Relations. Read more»
The Staff Association of the International Atomic Energy Agency supports Viet Nam in its fight against cancer in children
19 March 2015 | On Saturday 7 February 2015, over 3,500 guests gathered at the magnificent Hofburg Palace in Vienna for the annual IAEA Staff Association Ball. This year, PACT was the proud beneficiary of a donation of €15,000, which will be given to a project entitled ‘Strengthening Paediatric Oncology in Viet Nam,’ Read more»
Papua New Guinea to Fight Pests, Improve Access to Cancer Care Under First Ever IAEA Project
4 March 2015 | Papua New Guinea, one of the IAEA's newest Member States, is getting ready to use nuclear techniques in agriculture, environmental monitoring and cancer treatment, the country's officials said. Read more»
The IAEA commemorates World Cancer Day 2015
17 February 2015 | To mark this year’s World Cancer Day, IAEA Director-General Yukiya Amano welcomed H.E. Roman Tesfay, the First Lady of Ethiopia, and a panel of expert speakers to the Agency’s headquarters in Vienna. A large projection on the Vienna International Centre was also organized. Read more»
Together We Can Do More
9 February 2015 | Cancer is preventable and increasingly curable, but to fight the disease in low and middle income countries requires international collaboration and resources. Read more»
IAEA roundtable to mark World Cancer Day on 4 February
27 January 2015 | To mark the occasion of World Cancer Day, the IAEA’s Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) will host a roundtable panel discussion with notable speakers from around the world to address some of the issues regarding comprehensive cancer control in developing countries. Read more»
The World Cancer Leaders’ Summit provides the Case for Investment in Radiotherapy
22 December 2014 | Along with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the IAEA was one of the major partner's of this year's World Cancer Leaders' Summit. Read more»
Acting to End Cancer: Deputy Director General Aning attends 8th Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa Conference (SCCA)
22 October 2014 | In the hopes of raising due awareness for cancer, representatives of the IAEA attended the 8th Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa Conference, held in Windhoek, Namibia from 20-22 July, 2014. Read more»
Touching Lives: Building Partnerships to Fight Cancer
20 October 2014 | A discussion on strategic partnerships to fight the cancer epidemic in low- and middle-income countries has called for more to be done to combat one of the most menacing threats to global health. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano welcomed delegates at the event organized by the IAEA Division of Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) on 25 September 2014. Read more»
Japan expresses its unwavering support for the IAEA’s Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy
7 October 2014 | During the 58th General Conference, the Division of PACT organized a side event focused on the value of strategic partnerships in the fight against global cancer epidemic, during which H. E. Mr Mitsuru Kitano, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations Office in Vienna and to the IAEA, declared the resolute support of Japan for IAEA PACT. Read more»
IAEA and Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon enter into Practical Arrangement
19 August 2014 | DDG Kwaku Aning and Dr Doyin Oluwole of the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon (PRRR) initiative signed a Practical Arrangement which calls for collaboration between the IAEA and PRRR in the area of cancer control in low- and middle-income countries. Read more
Fiji Seeks to Establish a Radiotherapy Facility to Improve Cancer Treatment
10 April 2014 | Fiji has one of the highest death rates from breast and cervical cancer in the world, but has no radiotherapy services. Every year the Ministry of Health sends approximately 15-24 radiotherapy patients to India, New Zealand or Australia. Fiji has requested the IAEA's help to establish a radiotherapy facility to improve cancer treatment in the country. Read more

60th imPACT Review Assessment Mission to Panama
2 April 2014 | In view of the increasing number of cancer cases, Panama's Minister of Health requested an imPACT Review mission to the country. Read More

PACT Outlines Global Cancer Burden at UN Lions Day
24 March 2014 | Upon invitation of the Lions Clubs of Austria, the IAEA participated in an event to commemorate the long-standing partnership between Lions and the United Nations on 21 March 2014. Over 150 Lions Clubs members, as well as representatives of Permanent Missions and staff of the Vienna-based Organizations marked UN Lions Day during an evening event at the Rathaus (city hall) in Vienna. Read More

A Regular Day at "K Hospital" in Hanoi
3 February 2014 | The IAEA will be convening a midday event on 4 February 2014 at its headquarters to mark World Cancer Day.. Read More

We Need to Talk About Cancer
3 February 2014 | The impact of early nutrition on health is great. Poor nutrition has the potential to affect future life, including mental development and vulnerability to many diseases later in life. Read More
Uruguay’s University Hospital inaugurates new facilities to support the treatment of cancer
24 January 2014 | A ceremony to mark the inauguration of a state of the art linear accelerator and the opening of a Secondary Standards Laboratory for the Calibration of Radiotherapy Equipment took place in the Department of Radiation Oncology of the Universidad de la Republica de Uruguay (Udelar) on 23 December 2013. Read More
New Nuclear Medicine Unit opens in Namibia with the help of the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme
9 January 2014 | A new Nuclear Medicine Department has been inaugurated at Oshakati Intermediate Hospital, northern Namibia, on 12 December 2013. The Department is only the second facility in Namibia that will provide diagnostic and treatment services in the areas of endocrinology, cardiology and oncology. Read More

Lebanon and Pakistan Receive IAEA imPACT Missions
18 December 2013 | Concluding an active year of imPACT Review Assessment missions in IAEA Member States, the IAEA Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) conducted successive missions in Lebanon and Pakistan in late November and early December 2013. Read More
Uganda to host the VUCCnet Secretariat for Sub-Saharan Africa
11 December 2013 | The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), through its Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) in cooperation with its international partners in cancer control and supported by the Roche African Research Foundation, launched, in 2010, an initiative to establish a Virtual University for Cancer Control supported by regional cancer training and mentorship networks in Sub Saharan Africa. Read More

Papua New Guinea Receives First IAEA imPACT Mission
11 December 2013 | In 2012, a few months after becoming an IAEA Member State, Papua New Guinea requested an IAEA imPACT mission to assess the country’s cancer control capacity and needs. Read More

IAEA imPACT Mission to Bangladesh Notes Country's Progress to Reduce its Cancer Burden and Expand Radiotherapy Services
21 November 2013 | Bangladesh, the seventh most populous country in the world with over 150 million people, is perhaps best known for cycle-rickshaws in Dhaka and its passion for cricket. Read More

Sharing Positive Experiences in Cancer Control in Latin America and the Caribbean Region
21 November 2013 | On 31 October and 1 November 2013, Panama hosted the second meeting on cancer control challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean region. Read More
IAEA imPACT Mission to Bangladesh Notes Country's Progress to Reduce its Cancer Burden and Expand Radiotherapy Services
21 November 2013
While Bangladesh has enjoyed an average economic growth rate at around 6% for the past ten years, its cancer burden has unfortunately also grown. Read More

imPACT Mission to Tunisia Finds Major Advances and Strong Commitment to Cancer Control
4 November 2013 | Upon the request of the Minister of Health, Dr Abdellatif Mekki, the IAEA Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) conducted a national cancer control assessment or imPACT mission in Tunisia from 7-11 October 2013. Read More

IAEA Conducts 25th imPACT Mission in Africa to Botswana
17 September 2013 | Upon the request of Botswana's Minister of Health, Rev. Dr. John Seakgosin, the IAEA's Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) conducted a national cancer control assessment mission (imPACT Review) in the country from 26 to 30 August 2013. Read More

IAEA Helps Train African Cancer Control Workforce
15 August 2013 | There is a drastic shortage of accessible knowledge and quality training programmes in Africa for comprehensive cancer control. Read More
Technical cooperation helps to improve cancer care capacities in Yemen
28 June 2013 | To increase the availability and accessibility of cancer care in the country, the government of Yemen is now planning the construction of the first oncology centre in the seaport city of Aden, with the help of the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme. Read More

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