Melbourne hosts World Cancer Congress

THE 2014 World Cancer Congress, between December 3-6, brings together international cancer control experts and leaders in global health under one roof to identify solutions and agree on actions to reduce the impact of cancer on communities around the world.

There will be hundreds of presentations from cancer researchers and experts from around the world. Other media highlights include:

Key note presentations from:
o Ian Frazer, AC (developer of the HPV Vaccine)
o Stephen Lewis, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University, Former UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa
o Nicola Roxon, former Australian Attorney-General and former Health Minister.
· High profile debates on issues including cancer screening, e-cigarettes and the cost of cancer treatment.
· The release of draft clinical guidelines for PSA testing for prostate cancer in Australia (embargoed until 11am Thursday 4th December)

Please find attached details of daily media highlights.

The full Congress programme, including details of all event speakers/sessions can be found at: http://www.worldcancercongress.org/programme

You can follow the event conversations on Twitter – #CancerCongress @WCC2014.

Source: Cancer Council Australia

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