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Evening lecture | Development and diversity: assessing the future burden of cancer worldwide


The global cancer burden is increasing and disparities are widening. A doubling of the number of new cancer cases is predicted by 2035, with a proportionally greater burden falling on countries undergoing major social and economic change. While changes in the scale and profile of cancer worldwide are linked to increasing levels of human development, there remains incredible geographical diversity given the numerous distinct types of human cancer. The presentation will examine the global patterns and trends of cancer worldwide and emphasise the need for local data and long-term investments in the prevention and early detection of the disease.

Speaker - Dr Freddie Bray

Freddie Bray is Section Head of the Cancer Surveillance Section at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), in Lyon, France. His areas of research include estimation of the global cancer burden and the analysis of time trends of cancer, including predictions of the future scale and profile of cancer and linkages to human development transitions. In support of the overwhelming need for high quality cancer surveillance systems, Dr Bray leads the Global Initiative for Cancer Registration development (GICR,, an international multi-partner programme designed to ensure a sustainable expansion of the coverage and quality of population-based cancer registries in low and middle income countries. A disarming public health lesson from the Pacific

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Date Monday, 19 February 2018
Time 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Public Lecture
DepartmentPublic Health (UOW)
LocationUniversity of Otago, Wellington | 23a Mein Street, Newtown | Level D

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