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WOF 2012 Agenda

The first day of WOF was dedicated to discussion presentations from leading international experts on key aspects of cancer control across the globe. The second day focused on developing strategies that can turn the tide against cancer.

26 October 2012  
Welcome by Franco Cavalli, Chair, ESO Scientific Committee, Bellinzona, Switzerland
Opening address by Umberto Veronesi, ESO Founder, Milan, Italy   
Mapping the global cancer burden: who’s most at risk from cancer and why?
Session leader: John Ioannidis, Professor of Medicine, Statistics, Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, USA
Presenter: Paolo Vineis, Chair in Environmental Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, UK
Devil’s advocate: Clifton Leaf, Staff Editor, The New York Times, New York, USA
Outwitting cancer: the big questions that remain unanswered
Session leader: Julio Celis, Associate Scientific Director of the Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Presenter: Douglas Hanahan, Director, Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland
Devil’s advocate: Rabiya S. Tuma, Science Writer, The Economist, San Francisco, USA
Survival trends: a worldwide look at who’s winning and who’s losing
Session leader: Lex Eggermont, General Director Gustave Roussy Cancer Institute, Villejuif, France
Presenter: Michel Coleman, Professor of Epidemiology and Vital Statistics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Devil’s advocate: Ulrich Bahnsen, Science Correspondence, Die Zeit, Germany
Changing cancer mortality
Moderator: Franco Cavalli
Presenter: Richard Peto, Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, University of Oxford, UK
Overcoming the divide
Presenter: Felicia Knaul, Director, Harvard Global Equity Initiative, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
General discussion
Moderator: Franco Cavalli 
27 October 2012  
What can we learn from the fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria
Moderator: Mary Gospodarowicz, Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Canada and President, International Union for Cancer Control, Geneva, Switzerland
Presenter: Rifat Atun, Professor of International Health Management, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
Are we winning the war on cancer?
Securing consensus on the WOF Statement
Moderated by Sir Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet, London, United Kingdom  
Concluding remarks
Franco Cavalli