The nation’s leading cancer organizations joined forces today at an event called Conquering Cancer: A Global Effort, to focus attention on the growing global cancer burden and discuss efforts needed to address the problem. The American Cancer Society, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure discussed how each organization is addressing the growing global cancer burden and together issued a call to action for the incoming United States presidential administration and Congress. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released the new edition of the World Cancer Report, which shows that cancer will be the leading global cause of death by 2010. Other speakers included the Director of the Mexican National Cancer Institute and a cancer survivor. In addition, a new international documentary film entitled "Cancer Is…" was premiered.
Click on the following link to see a replay of the December 9 news conference. When you launch the presentation, you can watch the full video or click on "chapters" to watch particular speakers.