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IAEA Nobel Prize money fights cancer crisis in Latin America; Los fondos provenientes del Premio Nobel otorgado al OIEA se destinan a combatir el cancer en America Latina

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Full text: More than 60 of the world's leading cancer experts are being brought together in Buenos Aires, 23-27 April 2007, by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to assess Latin America's growing cancerden. Poor medical facilities and lack of trained personnel and funding are limiting countries' ability to expand cancer care services and treat patients, while cancer rates are expected to double by 2020. More than 70 per cent of all cancer deaths occur in low and middle income countries and globally cancer kills more people than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Through its Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) the IAEA is using funds, awarded for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize, to sponsor training workshops, such as the Buenos Aires event, that alert policy makers and health experts to the pressing need for national cancer control plans and programmes. 'I hope that this event in Latin America is the first of many that will enable us to work together to help combat this dreadful disease and provide quality of life to our fellow human beings,' said Director General of the IAEA, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei. 'Cancer is a disease that is spreading very fast in the developing world  More>>
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Publication Date:
Apr 18, 2007
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
IAEA-PR-2007/05(S)
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Other Information: Also available in English; Related Information: IAEA press release
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; AWARDS; CHILDREN; DIAGNOSIS; FINANCING; HOSPITALS; IAEA; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; MEDICAL PERSONNEL; MEETINGS; NEOPLASMS; NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY; PLANNING; PUBLIC HEALTH; RADIOTHERAPY; SCREENING; TRAINING; WHO
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20901288
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International Atomic Energy Agency, Division of Public Information, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
Spanish
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TRN: XA0701973063534
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Available from INIS in electronic form; Also available on-line: http://www.iaea.org/NewsCenter/PressReleases/2007/prn200705_sp.html
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INIS
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3 pages
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Mar 06, 2010

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IAEA Nobel Prize money fights cancer crisis in Latin America; Los fondos provenientes del Premio Nobel otorgado al OIEA se destinan a combatir el cancer en America Latina. IAEA: N. p., 2007. Web.
IAEA Nobel Prize money fights cancer crisis in Latin America; Los fondos provenientes del Premio Nobel otorgado al OIEA se destinan a combatir el cancer en America Latina. IAEA.
2007. "IAEA Nobel Prize money fights cancer crisis in Latin America; Los fondos provenientes del Premio Nobel otorgado al OIEA se destinan a combatir el cancer en America Latina." IAEA.
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abstractNote = {Full text: More than 60 of the world's leading cancer experts are being brought together in Buenos Aires, 23-27 April 2007, by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to assess Latin America's growing cancerden. Poor medical facilities and lack of trained personnel and funding are limiting countries' ability to expand cancer care services and treat patients, while cancer rates are expected to double by 2020. More than 70 per cent of all cancer deaths occur in low and middle income countries and globally cancer kills more people than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Through its Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) the IAEA is using funds, awarded for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize, to sponsor training workshops, such as the Buenos Aires event, that alert policy makers and health experts to the pressing need for national cancer control plans and programmes. 'I hope that this event in Latin America is the first of many that will enable us to work together to help combat this dreadful disease and provide quality of life to our fellow human beings,' said Director General of the IAEA, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei. 'Cancer is a disease that is spreading very fast in the developing world and we have come to realise that we have to do much more to combat it in this part of the world.' In Latin America, there are an estimated 450,000 cancer deaths annually. The most commonly occurring cancers in men are prostate, stomach, lung, and colorectal and in women the most commonly occurring cancers are breast, cervix, stomach and colorectal. Breast and cervical cancer can be prevented through screening and early detection and can be cured in the early stages with effective treatment. The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that cancer will soon reach epidemic proportions, causing up to 10 million deaths a year by 2020. Yet at least one third of all cancers are preventable. A further one third of cases can be effectively treated if detected early. PACT was established in 2004 to help developing nations combat the growing cancer crisis. Building on the IAEA's 30 years of expertise in promoting radiotherapy, PACT's goal is to help develop more cancer treatment facilities and provide the trained personnel who can operate in the world's developing regions and ensure that they are integrated into comprehensive cancer control programmes. 'PACT is building partnerships with the WHO and other international cancer-control organisations so that the battle against cancer can be waged at country level,' says the Head of PACT, Massoud Samiei. 'This entails a broad multi-disciplinary approach that includes cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and palliation and, more importantly, education and training of professionals.' The IAEA's share of the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize award is also being devoted to training personnel from developing countries in the fight against cancer and malnutrition. Current estimates suggest that several billion US$ are needed if the cancer crisis in low and middle-income nations is to be contained effectively. Initial funding for PACT comes from the IAEA and several non-traditional donors. PACT seeks to raise donor awareness of the cancer problem to mobilize new resources and enable developing countries to introduce, expand or improve their cancer control planning and programming, to provide services in a sustainable manner. The meeting opens at 09.00 on Monday, 23 April, at Roffo Hospital. At 10.45, there will be a press conference/panel discussion with opening session speakers. These include: Juan Antonio Casas-Zamora, Director, Division for Latin America, Department of Technical Cooperation, IAEA; Massoud Samiei, Head, PACT Programme Office, Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT), IAEA; Jose Antonio Pages, PAHO/WHO Representative, Argentina; R. Sankaranarayanan, Head, Screening Group, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC); Elmer Huerta, President-elect, American Cancer Society (ACS); Eduardo Cazap, President, Sociedad Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Oncologia Me dica (SLACOM), International Union Against Cancer (UICC)/ International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR). Sessions will focus on comprehensive cancer control, evidence-based radiation oncology emerging techniques in radiotherapy planning and delivery. All sessions of the five-day meeting are open to journalists. Please note that only the first two days will be conducted in English and Spanish while days 3-5 will be conducted only in Spanish. (IAEA) [Spanish] El Organismo Internacional de Energia Atomica (OIEA) reunira a mas de 60 de los principales expertos mundiales sobre el cancer en Buenos Aires, del 23 al 27 de abril, para evaluar la creciente carga que representa esta enfermedad en America Latina. Los deficientes servicios medicos y la falta de personal cualificado y de financiacion estan limitando la capacidad de los paises para ampliar sus servicios de atencion oncologica y ofrecer tratamiento a los pacientes, en tanto se preve una duplicacion de las tasas de cancer para 2020. Mas del 70% de todas las muertes por cancer se producen en paises con ingresos bajos y medianos, y a escala mundial el cancer provoca mas muertes que el SIDA, la malaria y la tuberculosis en conjunto. A traves de su Programa de accion para la terapia contra el cancer (PACT) el OIEA esta utilizando fondos de la dotacion del Premio Nobel de la Paz, que recibio en 2005, para patrocinar talleres, como el de Buenos Aires, que senalen a encargados de formular politicas y expertos en salud la apremiante necesidad de contar con planes y programas nacionales de lucha contra el cancer. 'Confio en que este evento en America Latina sea el primero de muchos que nos permitan trabajar de consuno para ayudar a combatir esa terrible enfermedad y ofrecer calidad de vida a nuestros congeneres', indico el Director General del OIEA, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei. 'El cancer es una enfermedad que se esta propagando muy rapidamente en el mundo en desarrollo y nos hemos dado cuenta de que en esta parte del mundo son mucho mayores los esfuerzos que se requieren para combatirla.' Se estima que cada ano mueren en America Latina 450 000 personas victimas del cancer. Los canceres mas comunes en el hombre son el cancer de prostata, estomago, pulmon y coy recto, mientras que en la mujer son el cancer de mama, cuello del utero, estomago y colon y recto. Los canceres de mama y de cuello del utero pueden prevenirse mediante revisiones medicas y la deteccion precoz y es posible curarlos si se tratan eficazmente en sus fases iniciales. La Organizacion Mundial de la Salud (OMS) advierte que el cancer adquirira pronto proporciones epidemicas y que para 2020 provocara hasta 10 millones de muertes anuales. Sin embargo, al menos una tercera parte de todos los canceres son prevenibles. En otra tercera parte de los casos el tratamiento puede resultar eficaz si la enfermedad se detecta en su fase inicial. El PACT se creo en 2004 para ayudar a los paises en desarrollo a combatir la creciente crisis del cancer. Tomando como base los conocimientos especializados adquiridos por el OIEA en los 30 anos de promocion de la radioterapia, el objetivo del PACT es contribuir al desarrollo de un mayor numero de instalaciones de tratamiento oncologico y suministrar el personal cualificado capaz de explotarlas en las regiones en desarrollo y garantizar su integracion en amplios programas de lucha contra el cancer. 'El PACT esta forjando alianzas con la OMS y otras organizaciones internacionales de lucha contra el cancer para lograr que la batalla contra esta enfermedad pueda librarse en los paises', dice Massoud Samiei, Jefe de la Oficina del PACT. 'A estos efectos, es necesario aplicar un amplio enfoque multidisciplinario que incluya la prevencion del cancer, la deteccion temprana, el diagnostico, el tratamiento, los cuidados paliativos y, lo que es mas importante, la ensenanza y capacitacion de profesionales'. La parte del Premio Nobel de la Paz 2005 correspondiente al OIEA esta siendo destinada tambien a la capacitacion de personal de paises en desarrollo para la lucha contra el cancer y la malnutricion. Segun estimaciones actuales, a fin de contener de manera eficaz la crisis del cancer en los paises con ingresos bajos y medianos se precisan varios miles de millones de dolares os Estados Unidos. La financiacion inicial del PACT proviene del OIEA y de varios donantes no tradicionales. El PACT trata de sensibilizar a los donantes acerca del problema del cancer a fin de movilizar recursos y brindar a los paises en desarrollo la posibilidad de esta blecer, ampliar o mejorar su capacidad de planificacion y programacion de la lucha contra el cancer para prestar servicios de manera sostenible. La reunion comenzara el lunes 23 de abril de 2007, a las 09.00 horas en el Hospital Roffo. A las 10.45 horas se celebrara una conferencia de prensa/mesa redonda con oradores que participaran en la sesion de apertura: Juan Antonio Casas-Zamora, Director, Director de la Division para America Latina, Departamento de Cooperacion Tecnica, OIEA; Massoud Samiei, Jefe de la Oficina del Programa de accion para la terapia contra el cancer (PACT), OIEA; Jose Antonio Pages, Representante de la Argentina ante la OPS/OMS; R. Sankaranarayanan, Jefe del Grupo de Deteccion, Centro Internacional de Investigaciones sobre el Cancer (CIIC); Elmer Huerta, Presidente electo de la Sociedad Americana del Cancer (ACS); Eduardo Cazap, Presidente de la Sociedad Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Oncologia Medica (SLACOM), Union Internacional contra el Cancer (UICC)/ Red Internacional para el tratamiento y la investigacion del cancer (INCTR). Las sesiones se centraran en la lucha global contra el cancer, la radiooncologia basada en pruebas y las nuevas tecnicas de planificacion y tratamiento respecto de la radioterapia. Todas las sesiones de la reunion, que tendra cinco dias de duracion, estaran abiertas a los medios de comunicacion. Sirvase tomar nota de que solo en los dos primeros dias la reunion se celebrara en ingles y espanol, los tres dias restantes se celebrara en espanol unicamente. (IAEA)}
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