Cancer prevention and control
In order to address the rising health crisis, this WHA resolution gives special emphasis to the development and reinforcement of comprehensive national cancer control programmes that include prevention, early detection, improved treatment and palliative care, particularly for low- and middle-income countries.
To strengthen WHO's response to the cancer epidemic, a cancer control advisory committee to the Director-General, consisting of high-profile experts in international public health and cancer control, has recently been established.
WHO Secretariat Report: Cancer Prevention and Control
- Press release: the 58th World Health Assembly adopts resolution on cancer prevention and control
- Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion (CHP)
- Health topics: cancer
- WHO cancer control strategy