National Press Club

Politics of Cancer

June 26, 2006

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Run time: 58 minutes

John Seffrin, who also is president of the International Union against Cancer, talked about the politics of cancer. He noted the importance of public policy solutions and suggested the steps that doctors and advocates can take to influence public policy around the world. He also previewed the 2006 World Cancer Congress and the 13th World Conference on Tobacco and Health, both to be held in Washington this July. He also talked about prevention and early detection of cancer and the dangers of smoking. He responded to questions submitted by members of the audience.