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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.

Report: The State of Oncology in Africa

The State of Oncology in Africa The Report’s Executive Summary Written about cancer in Africa by health professionals working in Africa or international colleagues working closely with Africa, identifies ‘The State of Oncology in Africa, 2015’ as a unique report. Overall, it paints a depressing and deplorable picture of the current situation regarding cancer in… Continue Reading

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

iPRI Signs MOU with Hungary's National Institute of Oncology

Budapest, 14 December 2016 — Today, the International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI), represented by its President, Professor Peter Boyle, concluded discussions and signed an important Memorandum of Understanding with the National Institute of Oncology of Hungary, represented by its Director Professor Miklós Kásler. The National Institute of Oncology is the key reference for Hungary’s Ministry of… 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

Otis Brawley

Otis Brawley is a graduate of University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case-Western Reserve University, and a fellowship in medical oncology at the National Cancer Institute. As the chief medical and scientific officer and executive vice president of the American Cancer Society,… Continue Reading

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