“Cancer prevention requires the vision, courage, and political leadership to make long term decisions”

Christopher Wild has been the Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), since 2009. Married to a neuroscientist and father of three, this epidemiologist and Man United fan came to the PRBB in March to give the 3rd Global Health session co-organised by ISGlobal, CRESIB, and CREAL. How has the burden of cancer changed over recent years? The incidence of cancer globally has increased: there were 14 million new cases in 2012 and it is expected we will reach 24 million new cases by 2035. Also, about 70% … Continue reading “Cancer prevention requires the vision, courage, and political leadership to make long term decisions”