2016 World Cancer Congress to showcase global cancer control innovations

The global cancer community will convene October 31-November 3 at the 2016 World Cancer Congress. Organized by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the World Cancer Congress is a unique opportunity for the global cancer and wider health community to share innovations and best practices, develop meaningful collaborations and drive change together. The Partnership will highlight its work and progress underway on the international stage, and leverage the expertise that exists around the world to create measurable impacts within Canada.

Canada’s coordinated approach to cancer control will be in the spotlight at the congress. The Partnership will present posters and participate in panels to share lessons learned and key developments in our efforts to reduce the burden of cancer on Canadians. This includes embedding a person-centred perspective in the cancer experience, forging “pathways to policy” that help include activity in urban design, cancer innovations with and for Indigenous peoples and ways to raise awareness and overcome taboos when setting up colorectal screening programs.

The Partnership will also lead two master classes focusing on integrating smoking cessation with cancer treatment and cancer system performance measurement and reporting.

The World Cancer Congress is acknowledged by the global cancer community as the leading international event in cancer implementation science. It takes place every two years and is aligned with the UICC’s purpose statement of uniting the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity and integrate cancer into the world’s health and development agenda.

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer’s involvement with the congress spans many years, with Dr. Heather Bryant, Vice President, Cancer Control, serving on the UICC’s Board of Directors since 2012.

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