WORLD ONCOLOGY FORUM (WOF1) - ARE WE WINNING THE WAR ON CANCER?
WORLD ONCOLOGY FORUM (WOF2) - TREAT THE TREATABLE
The World Oncology Forum is a series of policy forums, convened by ESO in collaboration with The Lancet, where internationally renowned cancer clinicians, researchers, advocates, policy makers and representatives from industry discuss and define what needs to be done to end avoidable suffering and death from cancer.
WOF 1: Are we winning the war on cancer? The launch event was held in Lugano, Switzerland in October 2012, under the title Are we winning the war on cancer? It resulted in the Stop Cancer Now! appeal [LINK] - a 10 point action plan for governments to deliver on commitments they made at the World Health Assembly in May 2012 to cut preventable deaths from non-communicable diseases by 25% by 2025. The Stop Cancer Now! appeal covered the policy headings: Prevent preventable cancers, Treat treatable cancers, Support all those living with cancer, Accelerate finding cures for cancers that are not yet curable, and Strengthen policy frameworks and health systems. It was published on World Cancer Day, February 4th 2013, in The Lancet and in leading newspapers across the world.
WOF3 Prevent the preventable WOF 3 will be held in Milan, Italy in 2015, and will focus on policies for prevention.
WOF is organised in conjunction with Cancer World , which explores the world of European cancer care from the perspective of the clinician, the researcher, the administrator and the patient. The magazine gives a voice to health professionals in all fields and at all levels, and offers a platform to those who are most affected by cancer - the people with the disease.