A Historical Moment: Cancer Prevention on the Global Health Agenda

Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH, volume 79)


The recognition by the United Nations that non-communicable diseases (NCDs, including cancer) are a threat, not only to public health, but to nations’ economies, was built upon the work by the World Health Organization in the areas of cancer control and risk-reduction strategies, especially directed to tobacco, diet and nutrition and alcohol. This culminated in the UN General Assembly High-level Meeting on NCDs in 2011. This historical window for setting the pace to address NCDs needs now to be used so that the necessary changes at the global, regional and national health agendas are implemented.


Cancer Prevention Tobacco Control Political Declaration Historical Window National Cancer Control Programme 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion (CHP)World Health Organization Cancer Control ProgrammeGeneva 27Switzerland

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