5th International Cancer Control Congress (ICCC5)
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.The 5th International Cancer Control Congress (ICCC5), co-hosted by Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas (INEN), the Ministry of Health Peru and the International Cancer Control Congress Association (ICCCA), and co-sponsored by the World Health Organization took place from November 3-6th in Lima, Peru. It was actively supported by the Government of Peru, the Government of Canada (PHAC and CPAC), the Ministry of Health, Peru (MINSA) and RINC (the Association of National Cancer Institutes in South and Central America and the Caribbean). A number of international cancer agencies are active participants (WHO; PAHO; IAEA-PACT; NCI/US; ACS; INCTR; UICC and IARC). Building on the success and achievements of previous ICCCs, the theme of the 2013 Congress ‘International Collaboration’ will emphasize the need for collaboration in implementing cancer and non-communicable disease control strategies worldwide.

ICCC5 attracted more than 500 leaders and decision-makers from global and Latin American-Caribbean public health, clinical care and health research constituencies committed to defining, determining and implementing organized strategies to enhance population-based cancer control. Government and non-government cancer control practitioners, professionals, patients/advocates, researchers and volunteers will participate to learn and share experiences, tactics and best practices from diverse global jurisdictions.

The Congress included five sessions with two Co-Chairs for each Session. One Co-Chair was a “local/regional expert”, an individual from within the country/region vested in exploration and resolution of the issues related to the Session. The other Co-Chair was an “external/international expert”, an individual from outside the region assisting with exploration of the session theme and identification of innovative solutions. The 5 key directions through the sessions (plenaries, panels and workshops) were:

–improving human development (social determinants of health)
–mobilizing a societal response to a societal challenge (cancer and NCD control)
–improving population health
–improving cancer treatment, management and care
–ensuring effective transfer of knowledge into action at a population level

As an output of the Congress, a set of manuscripts will be published, probably in a supplement of the INCTR Cancer Control Annual - an editorial and one manuscript from each of the 5 sessions. The intent of each manuscript will be to highlight the issue discussed in each session, including what is already known, what still needs to be known and what new information was provided by the session discussions. Each manuscript will end with recommendations or conclusions.

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