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World Cancer Day 2023

World Cancer Day 2023

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To mark World Cancer Day, researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in collaboration with the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment (Morocco) are today launching a new report that provides solutions to overcome some of the common system-level barriers to implementation of cervical cancer screening, which are faced in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This new publication summarizes the outcomes of the Care4Afrique pilot project, which was initially implemented in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, and Senegal in close collaboration with the ministries of health of those countries.

Press release

IARC Press Release 328

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Care4Afrique report

Care4Afrique: a pilot cervical cancer screening programme in three African countries

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Dr Farida Selmouni on the Care4Afrique project


Clips for World Cancer Day 2023 – Close the Care Gap

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The WHO Global Breast Cancer Initiative and maternal orphans

In this video, Dr Valerie McCormack, Deputy Head of the Environment and Lifestyle Epidemiology Branch at IARC, explains how the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Breast Cancer Initiative should improve the situations of families and societies by improving early detection and survival of breast cancer, the most common cancer type worldwide.

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