Dublin, Ireland — The World cancer Leaders' Summit 2011 (WCLS) held in Dublin, Ireland this week. The event was the first opportunity since the United Nation's High-level Meeting on NCDs for health, government, philanthropic and corporate leaders from around the world to agree strategies and actions to convince governments to commit to specific time-bound targets that address the global burden of cancer. The key outcomes of the WCLS 2011 were formally ratified in the creation of the first Dublin Resolution.
American Cancer Society CEO John R. Seffrin, PhD and Ann McMikel, Managing Director, African Cancer Control and Global Health Planning, represented the Society at WCLS 2011. "It is not a pipe dream to think we can save more lives", said Dr. Seffrin speaking during a panel discussion by CEOs of major UICC organizations to discuss how they plan to support the Dublin Resolution. He said that by working together – in public and private partnerships, across sectors and borders – we can prevent the preventable; treat the treatable and provide palliation.