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World Cancer Day 2017

Is Africa once again the forgotten continent of global public health response? We fear it is. How else can one explain how international organizations, donors, much of civil society and African governments themselves, are by and large either unaware or ignoring the rise of Cancer in Africa? How is it possible that still today, over half of Africa’s countries do not have radiotherapy equipment? Why is it that another half of the continent considers opioids to be worthy of a legal ban, believing that medical morphine is a path to national addiction when data shows that it clearly is not?

For two years, iPRI has researched and documented Africa’s cancer problem in-depth. Its resulting output is a report, entitled The State of Oncology in Africa 2015 and a full length documentary film Cancer is… Attacking Africa. Both come to the same clear conclusions: Cancer in Africa is a clear and present danger. The good news, as is often the case, is that something can be done, but unity and expediency are required.

In its 2017 World Cancer Day video, Professor Peter Boyle, the Report’s Editor in Chief and the Co-Producer of the film, as well as Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society and Senior Editor of the Report, both emphacise this urgency. We hope that the call to action of two such eminent scientists and policy experts will help to create some momentum.

Cancer is… Attacking Africa (22-min version)

Show it in your school, university, NGO, UN organization… Let us know how it went! 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… 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

The Enemy Within

Vivienne Parry OBE tells the incredible story of our fight against cancer over the last 50 years. Through the eyes of scientists such as iPRI’s Professor Peter Boyle, researchers and patients, we see how far we have come and how far we have to go. Including contributions from Professor Robert Weinberg, Professor Umberto Veronesi, Lord… Continue Reading

Cancer is... Episode 4: Big Solutions

This is the fourth episode of a four-part television documentary series championed and produced by Cemil Alyanak, filmmaker and Professor Peter Boyle, President of the International Prevention Research Institute. The series is the result of a worldwide trip featuring interviews with 52 of the world’s leading cancer authorities. Continue Reading

Cancer is... Episode 3: Big Advances

This is the third episode of a four-part television documentary series championed and produced by Cemil Alyanak, filmmaker and Professor Peter Boyle, President of the International Prevention Research Institute. The series is the result of a worldwide trip featuring interviews with 52 of the world’s leading cancer authorities. Continue Reading

Cancer is... Episode 2: The Big Issues

This is the second episode of a four-part television documentary series championed and produced by Cemil Alyanak, filmmaker and Professor Peter Boyle, President of the International Prevention Research Institute. The series is the result of a worldwide trip featuring interviews with 52 of the world’s leading cancer authorities. Continue Reading

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