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Cancer is… Attacking Africa (Updated 22-min version)

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Cancer is… Attacking Africa is the fifth full length documentary film on cancer co-produced by Cemil Alyanak and Peter Boyle. The film takes us through Africa’s troubled cancer panorama revealing problems that, if not addressed immediately, will result in senseless suffering and death. As the film reveals, the problems are unfortunately grave. Half of the continent has no radiotherapy machines. Another half do not have access to opioid drugs meaning that patients in those countries are dying in agony.

Our hope is that, once again, all will not allow another African Public Health emergency to slip us by.

Below is the 22 minute version of the film. There is also a 59-minute version available.

iPRI Stands Against Cancer in Africa

The International Prevention Research Institute stands with all those concerned with African Public Health. In the past decade, Global Public Health seems to have lowered the intensity of prior decades and yet, as was the case with the rise of HIV, Africa continues to have new health challenges. One particular challenge is URGENT. Indeed, the rise of… Continue Reading

Statistics are Human Beings with the Tears Wiped Away

March 17, 2015 – As part of a Series “Countering Cancer – 100 reports from the frontline“, Pfizer has published an interview with Professor Peter Boyle, President of iPRI. Statistics are Human Beings with the Tears Wiped Away Interview with Dr. Peter Boyle, President of the International Prevention Research Institute in Lyon, France. What do all the… Continue Reading

World Cancer Day 2015

The International Prevention Research Institute, today released its 2015 World Cancer Day Statement. In it, Professors Peter Boyle, Derek Yach and Twalib Ngoma, make the point that despite ongoing challenges, Cancer Prevention is not Beyond Us. Their statement reinforces the 2015 World Cancer Day theme that Cancer Control is not Beyond Us. Continue Reading

Cancer Letter's conversation

The interview given by Professor Peter Boyle, Ph.D., President of the International Prevention Research Institute to The Cancer Letter, has just been published in The Cancer Letter, Jan. 31, 2014;40(5):5-9. In the conversation Professor Peter Boyle says how the nearly 500-page ‘The State of Oncology’ is “different from most books and textbooks in that it concentrates on patients… Continue Reading

Alberto d’Onofrio

Alberto d’Onofrio was born in Naples, Italy, graduated in Electrical and Control Engineering at the University of Pisa, Italy and subsequently obtained a PhD in Medical Computer Sciences from the University of Rome-‘La Sapienza’, Italy. Alberto d’Onofrio’s main activities are on mathematical epidemiology of infectious diseases, epidemiology of cancer and cancer systems biomedicine. Broadly speaking,… Continue Reading

ECCO 2013, Amsterdam: ‘The State of Oncology’ (Interview of Professor Boyle)

ECCO 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Friday 27 September – Tuesday 1 October Prof Peter Boyle discusses ‘The State of Oncology’ during the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECCO 2013), a proposal for a new financing model to tackle the major disparities that exist in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of cancer in countries worldwide has… Continue Reading

The State of Oncology 2013

 NEWS RELEASE Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Lyon, France, 30 September 2013 — A proposal for a new financing model to tackle the major disparities that exist in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of cancer in countries worldwide has been presented at the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECCO 2013). While much progress has been made against cancer… Continue Reading

The State of Oncology 2013

Although the global burden of cancer is not known with precision, there are various, although disparate estimates made. It is estimated that global cancer burden has doubled over the last 25 years and is set to double again before 2030. Not only have the incidence and the mortality both increased, but with more and more patients alive within five years of diagnosis, the prevalence has been growing at an even quicker rate. This is of substantial importance for health service provision and its costs, since the five-year period after diagnosis is the time when many cancer patients are receiving active treatment and intense follow-up. Given this current situation, it seemed appropriate to examine the worldwide ‘State of Oncology’ in 2013. Continue Reading

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