Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Leading U.S. Cancer Organizations Unite Against the Growing Global Cancer Burden

"ATLANTA, Dec 09, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- New World Cancer Report Released by IARC; U.S. Groups List Six Critical Steps the New U.S. Administration Can Take
Despite the recent good news that cancer incidence and death rates for men and women in the United States continue to decline, cancer is projected to become the leading cause of death worldwide in the year 2010, and low- and middle-income countries will feel the impact of higher cancer incidence and death rates more sharply than industrialized countries. The nation's leading cancer organizations joined forces today at an event called Conquering Cancer: A Global Effort, to focus attention on the growing global cancer burden and discuss efforts needed to address the problem. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released the new edition of the World Cancer Report. The American Cancer Society, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure discussed how each organization is addressing the global cancer problem and together issued a call to action for the incoming United States presidential administration and Congress. In addition, a new international documentary film entitled "Cancer Is..." was premiered. "

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