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UICC World Cancer Congress 2016
Aug 4, 2017 Dr Mary Gospodarowicz - Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada
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Dr Gospodarowicz speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about the Global Task Force for Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control, and her work with increasing the availability of radiotherapy in low and middle income countries. She describes the essential benefit to patients of radiotherapy as a treatment modality, and the economic benefit to society through longer survival of citizens. Considering proton therapy, which was discussed further at the Proton Therapy Congress, Dr...
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Aug 4, 2017 Charles Butcher - Global Policy Lead - Oncology, Merck & Co Inc
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Charles Butcher speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about the CEO programme, which links the heads of patient groups in low-income countries to organisational and advocacy guidance through the UICC. This was first year for the programme, which aimed to combine networking opportunities, peer-to-peer learning, and training opportunities for senior executives across the UICC membership.
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Aug 4, 2017 Dr Cherian Varghese - Coordinator of Chronic Diseases Management, WHO
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Dr Varghese speaks with ecancer at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about the shared risk factors behind cancer and other noncommunicable diseases, and the necessity of screening for specific cancers in low-income countries. He also considers the role of the WHO in developing cancer care plans in a changing world, with a focus on childhood cancer.
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Aug 4, 2017 Dr Soe Aung - Myanmar Oncology Society, Yangon, Myanmar
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Dr Aung speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about developing partnerships and encouraging local co-operation through the conference. He describes how collaborations with national and international stakeholders is helping develop a cancer control plan for Myanmar, and highlighting ways in which local co-operation could improve.
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Aug 4, 2017 Nelly Enwerem-Bromson - Director, Division of Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy, IAEA
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Nelly Enwerem-Bromson speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about the work of the IAEA in developing cancer control plans around the world through the Progamme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT). With regards to the approach of healthcare services to non-communicable diseases, including cancer, she describes how disease prevention, treatment and care in one area can lead to benefits in others, and that a patient-focussed outlook is essential.
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Aug 4, 2017 Dr Mary Gospodarowicz - Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada
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Dr Gospodarowicz speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about TNM staging, the classification system by which the burden of disease can be gauged. While it is a useful classification tool for archival and analysis of patient data, it is not widely used in many settings. This has led to the Essential TNM, a streamlined classification system to improve clinical records.
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Aug 4, 2017 Maisha Hutton - Executive Director, Healthy Caribbean Coalition
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Maisha Hutton speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about the Healthy Caribbean Coalition, which links noncommunicable disease engagement between governments and cancer societies in the region. She describes the success of advocating for cervical cancer screening, including the availability of HPV vaccination, which she hopes to widen access to in the future.
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Aug 4, 2017 Prof Sanchia Aranda - President Elect, UICC
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Prof Aranda speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about her hopes for the development of the UICC. She highlights global equity in cancer care and recognition of nurses as personal priorities.
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Aug 4, 2017 Dr Carlos José Castro Espinosa - Liga Colombiana contra el Cancer, Bogota, Colombia
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Dr Castro speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about successes and challenges in cancer control in Colombia. He describes lobbying efforts to bring tobacco taxation to a level equal to surrounding nations, and a survey which found the counterpoint argument of tobacco companies, that higher taxes would spur an illegal trade of tobacco companies, was not borne out. Dr Castro goes on to call for wider involvement in political and policy processes, and introduces topics to be...
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Aug 4, 2017 Charles-Antoine de Beaumont - Brand Director, The Faraday Project
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Charles-Antoine de Beaumont speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about The Faraday Project, a clothing line based around insulating sources of electromagnetic radiation worn close to the body, such as mobile phones, and donates a portion of their proceeds to the UICC. He describes the founding of the company, plans for expanding their range to include, and how the insulating properties can help prevent data theft as well as lower risks of cancer.
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Aug 4, 2017 Prof James Brierley - Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada
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Prof Brierly speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about the TNM staging of cancer. With the eighth edition of these guidelines to cancer classification now available, he describes the utility and prognostic value of these records.
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Aug 4, 2017 Jamila Fonseka - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, USA
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Jamila Fonseka speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about co-ordination of cancer control plans across the world through the ICCP. She introduces the cancer control efforts through the CDC in implementing cancer control plans within the US, given the differing jurisdiction between states and territories, and how this can inform international schemes.
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Aug 4, 2017 Nelly Enwerem-Bromson - Director, Division of Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy, IAEA
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Nelly Enwerem-Bromson speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about the work of the IAEA in delivering training to clinicians in lower-income countries through e-learning portals. She describes how these platforms promote ongoing professional development, encourage peer-to-peer learning and develop skills in an active workforce.
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Aug 4, 2017 Dr Lawrence Shulman - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
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Dr Shulman speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about how ASCO and UICC are working together. ASCO typically represents clinical advances, where UICC is often more policy focused, and he considers how the two have worked together in bringing cancer care and control plans to a global community. Dr Shulman also discusses the 'essential medicines list', a collection of the most effective and available treatments for cancer, and how the cost of these proves a barrier to access in...
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Aug 4, 2017 Kara Alikpala - ICanServe Foundation, Manila, Philippines
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Kara Alikpala speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about how UICC membership is informing the practice of her organisation, ICanServe, in regional cancer control in the Philippines.
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Aug 4, 2017 Berthar Aguilar - Fundación Cimab, Mexico City, Mexico
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Bertha Aguilar speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about her experiences in advocating for womens health rights in Mexico. She describes the founding of ULACCAM, and how patient input is represented through a new web portal.
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Aug 4, 2017 Francis Thompson - Executive Director, Framework Convention Alliance
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Dr Thompson speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about taxation of tobacco products as a means of cancer control in different global regions. He gives the example of higher taxes of tobacco and sugary products in the Philippines as part of a pivotal moment in their nations health care, and considers where these models might be applied in the future.
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Aug 4, 2017 Dr Carlos José Castro Espinosa - Liga Colombiana contra el Cancer, Bogota, Colombia
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Dr Castro speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about successes and challenges in cancer control in Colombia. He describes a balance of patient care and policy as the path for physicians to achieve meaningful change in their region, as experience and data ought to guide government decisions.
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Aug 4, 2017 Dr Lawrence Shulman - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
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Dr Shulman speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about the conference debate session, in which he was cast in opposition to spending resources only on cancer prevention in low income countries. In his role of providing a counterpoint, he highlights how many treatable diseases occur in children, and the likelihood of disease in later life that could not have been prevented. His final point is the economic disparity inherent in recommeding a preventative-only regimen in...
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Aug 3, 2017 Dr David Kerr - University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
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Dr Kerr speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about the founding of the Journal of Gynecologic Oncology, journal dedicated to the detection, prevention and care of cancer in low and middle income countries. A feature of the journal is the opportunity for young oncologists for apply for editorial fellowships, allowing for the spread of information to support publishing practice internationally.
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Aug 3, 2017 Lynda Thomas - Macmillan Cancer Support, UK
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Lynda Thomas speaks with ecancer at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about collaboration between Macmillan and the UICC. Considering the national and international aspects of cancer care discussed at the congress, she considers the room for growth in involving patients with their care, illustrated by worldwide engagement with the Macmillan Cancer Support online material.
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Aug 3, 2017 Katie Dain - NCD Alliance, London, UK
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Katie Dain speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about the NCD alliance. Formed by the UICC, International diabetes federation , world heart federation and the International Union Against TB, she describes how the alliances shared experience with a breadth of non-communicable diseases informs their work, advocating against shared risk factors and towards common goals. Katie Dain describes the history and successes of the alliance, including campaigning to include cancer in...
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Aug 3, 2017 Dr Lisa Stevens - NCI, Bethesda, USA
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Dr Stevens speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about the launch of the ICCP, a web portal dedicated to international collaboration for cancer control plans. She is joined by Dr Brenda Kostelecky, who highlights some of the roles of partnership organisations, and discusses the successes of the partnership in central Asia.
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Aug 3, 2017 Dr Cristina Parsons Perez - NCD Alliance, London, UK
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Dr Perez speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about the national and regional activities of the Non-Communicable Disease Alliance. Bringing together experience and expertise across a range of diseases, she describes the role of the NCDA in raising awareness and supporting advocacy and accessibility.
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Aug 3, 2017 Dr Ibtihal Fadhil - The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
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Dr Fadhil speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about noncommunicable diseases among those displaced by conflict and emergencies, and the responses of health care systems who take them on as patients. Considering the highly personalised nature of cancer care, cost of medicines and the destruction of infrastructure in home countries, Dr Fadhil describes the role of the WHO in developing protocols and care guidelines for patients and healthcare providers.
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Aug 3, 2017 Dr Ana Langer - Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, USA
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Dr Langer speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about the role of women in health, as patients, providers of care and performing undervalued or under-reported labour.
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Aug 3, 2017 Dr Aoife McNamara - Irish Cancer Society, Dublin, Ireland
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Dr McNamara speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about efforts to improve access and context of clinical material for patients. Between the emotional shock of diagnosis, the use of clinical terminology and a spectrum of reading ability between patients, Dr McNamara describes plain language and visual tools as essential tools to encourage patient awareness and involvement in their treatment, and to prevent the spread of misinformation. She also discusses the annual Irish...
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Aug 3, 2017 Dr Christina Stefan - President Elect, AORTIC
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Dr Stefan speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about her session at the congress, 'Implementing the best practices in cancer control in Africa'. She describes the balance of best practice against essential practices, for whom and when, considering the many view points raised in the discussion. Dr Stefan also reflects on the interest in African care from international partners.
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Aug 3, 2017 Dr Lowell Schnipper - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA
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Dr Schnipper speaks with ecancer at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about the rising costs of therapy and care as a barrier to patients within the US, and across the globe. He outlines waste limitation as an immediate means by which best practice may be delivered without excessive cost and risk, and defends the role of surgery in cancer care. In regards to drug repurposing special issue, Dr Schnipper describes this as one of many opportunities in which significant patient benefits can be reached...
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Aug 3, 2017 Dr Mohammed Harif - Hôpital Cheikh Khalifa, Casablanca, Morocco
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Dr Harif speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about the changing field of oncology in Africa. He discusses the contributions of the GFAOP in providing paediatric oncology care, encouraging peer to peer learning, and inspiring action by regulatory and governmental bodies to consolidate patient benefits.
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Aug 3, 2017 Prof Ophira Ginsburg - University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
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Prof Ginsburg speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about the global burden of ovarian cancer, and the disparity in resources available. From the recent UN global joint program for cervical cancer, which unites the efforts of many international groups, she introduces upcoming missions around the globe to build and embed cancer control facilities.
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Aug 3, 2017 Mayra Galindo Leal - Asociación Mexicana de Lucha contra el Cáncer, Mexico City, Mexico
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Marya Galindo Leal meets with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress to discuss her experience in providing support and resources for cancer control, prevention in Mexico. She discusses the impact of taxation and regulation of tobacco in changing attitudes to smoking, and reflects on the shared experience with other Spanish speaking organisations at the congress.
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Aug 3, 2017 Prof Ophira Ginsburg - University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
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Prof Ginsburg speaks with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress about the publication of a series of papers in The Lancet, focused on the global burden of womens cancers. Considering the international disparity in access to equipment, information and resources, she describes how changes to lifestyle and barriers to preventative interventions are addressed in the journal, which brings together perspectives on disease control, and hopes to empower women and healthcare providers across the...
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Aug 3, 2017 Dr Luis Manuel Encarnación - Fundación Mídete, Mexico
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Dr Encarnación meets with ecancertv at the 2016 World Cancer Congress to introduce the lobbying efforts of the México Salud-Hable coalition. He describes the organisations successes in promoting healthier school food, higher taxes on sugary beverages, and using the money raised through taxation to improve access to clean water.