15th Reach to Recovery Conference
brisbane.jpgThe countdown has begun to the 15th UICC Reach to Recovery International Breast Cancer Support Conference, to be hosted by Cancer Council Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, 13-15 May 2009.

This conference will connect women from around the world to focus on survivorship, capacity building and peer support - and we'd like you to join us down under!

World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2009

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This year’s theme for World Tobacco Day, which takes place annually on 31 May, is "Tobacco Health Warnings". The UICC is calling on its members to mobilize for this day and help increase tobacco control around the world. The WHO has already made a variety of resources available online for download to help promote the initiative, including: posters, banners, brochures, flyers, press materials and print ads. 

Off the Press!

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Available now to order


> Giving children the best chance of a cancer free future
- Tackling obesity as a cancer risk
> Cancer related beliefs and behaviours in eight
geographic regions

Other resources now available for download including the public service announcement in five languages, fact sheets and much more!


eNews - Read it now!



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>Interactive pdf


Science, Synergy, and Success - 100th Annual meeting of AACR
09am_spotlight325x180.jpgThe American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) 100th Annual Meeting 2009, recently took place in Denver, United States with the theme of "Science, Synergy, and Success." AACR President Raymond N. DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., hosted the Opening Ceremony which began with a multimedia experience on "100 Years of Science, Synergy, and Success," a video premier of the advancements in cancer research, and the historical developments of the AACR and its role as the nucleus of scientific exchange in the cancer arena.
Membership news
  • The Institute of Cancer Research, UK celebrates its Centenary in 2009. Read more... 
  • The Canadian Cancer Society has announced that Peter Goodhand will become the new President and CEO effective May 4, 2009. Read more...
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