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Obesity and tobacco use increasing global cancer burden

20th Oct 2015

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Published: 29.10.15
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Dr Cary Adams - Chief Executive Officer, UICC

Dr Adams talks to ecancertv at the War on Cancer Meeting about the need to take action on global tobacco use, especially in light of the increasing numbers of adolescents (and girls in particular) taking up smoking.

He also raises the issue of obesity as a growing problem which increases the risk of cancer down the line and stresses the need to raise awareness in schools and among primary healthcare professionals. 

He argues that governments need to take action on tobacco use and obesity now to avoid future burden.

Finally, he speaks of the "tsunami of cancer growth" that low and middle income countries are currently facing and the need for the EU to play a supportive role in addressing this.

Previous conferences: highlights

Founding partners

European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

Founding Charities

Foundazione Umberto Veronesi Fondazione IEO Swiss Bridge

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ecancer Global Foundation