"Prevention is so much better than healing because it saves the labour of being sick." Thomas Adams, 1618"Prevention is so much better than healing because it saves the labour of being sick."
Thomas Adams, 1618

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Cancer is… Attacking Africa (Updated 22-min version)

Show it in your school, university, NGO, UN organization… Let us know how it went! Cancer is… Attacking Africa is the fifth full length documentary film on cancer co-produced by Cemil Alyanak and Peter Boyle. The film takes us through Africa’s troubled cancer panorama revealing problems that, if not addressed immediately, will result in senseless suffering…

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World Cancer Day 2017

Is Africa once again the forgotten continent of global public health response? We fear it is. How else can one explain how international organizations, donors, much of civil society and African governments themselves, are by and large either unaware or ignoring the rise of Cancer in Africa? How is it possible that still today, over…

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Cancer is… Attacking Africa (59-min version)

Show it in your school, university, NGO, UN organization… Let us know how it went! Cancer is… Attacking Africa was produced in two versions. This is the full length 59-minute version. This film is the fifth full length documentary film on cancer co-produced by Cemil Alyanak and Peter Boyle. The film takes us through Africa’s…

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World Cancer Day 2016

There is a catastrophic cost associated with cancer; let us not forget those who have to face these costs.

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World Cancer Day 2015

The International Prevention Research Institute, today released its 2015 World Cancer Day Statement. In it, Professors Peter Boyle, Derek Yach and Twalib Ngoma, make the point that despite ongoing challenges, Cancer Prevention is not Beyond Us. Their statement reinforces the 2015 World Cancer Day theme that Cancer Control is not Beyond Us.

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Professor Boyle at ECCO14

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ECCO 2013, Amsterdam: ‘The State of Oncology' (Interview of Professor Boyle)

ECCO 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Friday 27 September – Tuesday 1 October Prof Peter Boyle discusses ‘The State of Oncology’ during the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECCO 2013), a proposal for a new financing model to tackle the major disparities that exist in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of cancer in countries worldwide has…

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ECCO 2013

ECCO 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Friday 27 September – Tuesday 1 October Prof Peter Boyle, in a presentation entitled ‘The State of Oncology’ during the 2013 European Cancer Congress, discussed a proposal for a new financing model to tackle the major disparities that exist in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of cancer in countries…

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The Enemy Within

Vivienne Parry OBE tells the incredible story of our fight against cancer over the last 50 years. Through the eyes of scientists such as iPRI’s Professor Peter Boyle, researchers and patients, we see how far we have come and how far we have to go. Including contributions from Professor Robert Weinberg, Professor Umberto Veronesi, Lord…

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Cancer is… 4

This is the fourth episode of a four-part television documentary series championed and produced by Cemil Alyanak, filmmaker and Professor Peter Boyle, President of the International Prevention Research Institute. The series is the result of a worldwide trip featuring interviews with 52 of the world’s leading cancer authorities.

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Cancer is… 3

This is the third episode of a four-part television documentary series championed and produced by Cemil Alyanak, filmmaker and Professor Peter Boyle, President of the International Prevention Research Institute. The series is the result of a worldwide trip featuring interviews with 52 of the world’s leading cancer authorities.

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Cancer is… 2

This is the second episode of a four-part television documentary series championed and produced by Cemil Alyanak, filmmaker and Professor Peter Boyle, President of the International Prevention Research Institute. The series is the result of a worldwide trip featuring interviews with 52 of the world’s leading cancer authorities.

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Cancer is… 1

This is the first episode of a four-part television documentary series championed and produced by Cemil Alyanak, filmmaker and Professor Peter Boyle, President of the International Prevention Research Institute. The series is the result of a worldwide trip featuring interviews with 52 of the world’s leading cancer authorities.

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Womens' Cancer Summit

Professor Peter Boyle, Ph.D., President of the International Prevention Research Institute gave the keynote address during Susan G. Komen International Global Women’s Cancer Summit on  February 4, 2013 in Washington D.C. In addition to his broader analysis, Professor Boyle reiterated his emphasis on disparities in women’s cancer between high and low resource countries. Professor Boyle…

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NCID 2012 interview with Michael Baum

Professor Michael Baum University College London, UK Future direction for breast cancer treatment Professor Michael Baum highlights the need for a dramatic change in the way breast cancer treatment is approached. In contrast to the popular view that personalised therapies are the future of breast cancer treatment, Professor Baum argues that the cost of this…

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NCID 2012 interview with Murat Tuncer

Professor Murat Tuncer Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey Importance of cancer prevention Professor Murat Tuncer discusses the importance of disease prevention and explains what steps must be taken to reduce the prevalence of cancer and other non-communicable diseases. Professor Tuncer identifies the levels of smoking, obesity and diabetes as key factors that should be targeted and…

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NCID 2012 interview with Otis Brawley

Professor Otis Brawley Emory University, Georgia, USA Prostate cancer screening and treatment Professor Otis Brawley discusses the risks and benefits associated with prostate cancer screening and treatment. Although prostate screening procedures are available, 50-60% of patients that test positive for prostate cancer will never experience any symptoms or difficulties associated with their disease. Consequently it…

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NCID 2012 interview with Patrick Loehrer

Dr Patrick Loehrer Indiana University, USA Working to improve the standard of cancer care in Eldoret, Kenya Dr Patrick Loehrer discusses the difficulties faced improving the standard of cancer care across Africa. Cancer in Africa is predominantly caused by viruses and there are high mortalities from easily curable disease such as cervical cancer. Dr Loehrer…

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NCID 2012 interview with Akram Hussain Syed

Dr Akram Hussain Syed University Hospital Dhaka, Bangladesh Landscape of cancer care in Bangladesh Dr Akram Hussain Syed considers the state of cancer care and management in Bangladesh. Cancer is currently the 6th leading cause of death in Bangladesh, but the majority of government funding goes to the prevention of infectious diseases. The leading cause…

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NCID interview with Anne Merriman

Professor Anne Merriman Hospice Africa, Uganda Palliative care and affordable morphine Professor Anne Merriman explains the importance of affordable palliative care and expanding the distribution of prescribed morphine. In Africa, the largest problem facing palliative care workers involves overcoming the stereotypes and negative connotations associated with morphine. Many believe that the use of morphine will…

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NCID interview with Clement Adebamowo

Dr Clement Adebamowo Institute of Human Virology, Abuja, Nigeria The impact of breast cancer in Africa Dr Clement Adebamowo talks about the lack of knowledge and literature on the topic of breast cancer in Africa. Only in the last decade has epidemiological data on breast cancer in Africa been published. Many cases in African countries…

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NCID 2012 interview with David Zaridze

Dr David Zaridze Russian National Cancer Research Centre, Moscow, Russia Cancer prevention and epidemiology in Russia Dr David Zaridze talks about the state of cancer prevention and screening in Russia. On the whole, cancer is declining in Russia, especially smoking and alcohol related cancers. This reduction comes from a large effort to change the public…

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NCID interview with Hilal al Sayer

Professor Hilal al Sayer Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospital, Kuwait Paediatric palliative care and development in Kuwait Professor Hilal al Sayer talks about paediatric palliative care and the opening of the Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospital in Kuwait. Until recently there has been little or no palliative treatment or holistic care for children or adult patients in…

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NCID 2012 interview with Jean Mossman

Jean Mossman Cancer Charity Consultant Patient’s perspective and regulation of treatments Jean Mossman stresses the importance of the patient’s perspective in cancer care. As the patient receives the treatment, their opinion should be valued; however, the regulatory process between efficacy and safety often creates problems. In some cases, patients with advanced stage cancer will not…

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NCID 2012 interview with Nancy Brinker

Ambassador Nancy Brinker Founder of Susan G Komen for the Cure Global burden of breast cancer Nancy Brinker talks about the work her organisation is doing to decrease the level of geographic and economic heterogeneity in cancer treatment standards. The World Breast Cancer Report which was presented at the National Cancer Institute Directors (NCID) meeting…

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NCID 2012 interview with Kurt Zatloukal

Professor Kurt Zatloukal – Institute of Pathology, Medical University of Graz, Austria International Network of bio-banks and expert centres Professor Kurt discusses preclinical work, biobanks and the systematic investigation of human biological samples. Research using biological samples requires a complex legal framework and to combat this biobanks are needed to create international collaboration with a…

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NCID 2012 interview with Paul Ndom

Dr Paul Ndom Taounde University, Cameroon Cancer care in Cameroon and treatment options Dr Paul Ndom talks about NGO activists, cancer care in Cameroon and the Chemotherapy Solidarity Association (SOCHIMIO). The growing problem of cancer diagnosis in Cameroon, as in other African countries, is the main concern with a lack of facilities and trained staff.…

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NCID 2012 interview with Rajendra Badwe

Dr Rajendra Badwe Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India Cost effective care and the state of oncology in India Dr Rajendra Badwe talks about the implementation of standard guidelines and making cancer care more cost effective in India. Guidelines need to translate across borders and be tailored to specific infrastructures. Due to financial difficulties in India,…

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NCID interview with Richard Sullivan

Professor Richard Sullivan Kings College London, UK The value of cancer care and society The framing for value cancer care and society is not solely based on finances, but on the principles of how to deliver care, treatment or diagnostic, equally to all patients. Professor Sullivan stresses that good care must be put into context…

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NCID 2012 interview with Philippe Autier

Dr Philippe Autier iPRI Organised mammographic screening programmes Dr Philippe Autier talks about the efficacy of screening programmes. Also mentioned is evidence for new methods for the reorganising of the management of health care and correcting the ineffective methods of breast cancer screening. video platform video management video solutions video player These are interviews of…

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NCID 2012 interview with Peter Boyle

Professor Peter Boyle iPRI Professor Peter Boyle, chair of the 2012 National Cancer Institute Directors Meeting in Lyon, talks about the importance and highlights of this meeting. He discusses on the need for collaboration between institutes, screening and creating opportunities for training in developing countries. video platform video management video solutions video player This is…

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ESMO 2012, Vienna

ESMO 2012 Vienna, Austria: Friday 28 September – Tuesday 2 October A record-breaking 16,394 delegates attended ESMO 2012 in Vienna: over the five days, 140 scientific and educational sessions were staged. New studies that reveal for the first time the real economic and human costs of caring for cancer patients in Europe have been presented…

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