> The who, in 2030 cancer cause of death

To launch the alarm è Ala Alwin, assistant to the director-general of the world Organization of the sanità, spoke at the third world Congress for the control of cancer (Iccc-3), which is closed yesterday in Cernobbio (Como).

An event organized by the Fondazione Irccs Istituto nazionale tumori (Int) of Milan, in collaboration with the canadian Association of International Cancer Control.

In developing Countries, ” explains Alwin – cancer deaths will increase from 5.5 million in 2005 to 6.7 million in 2015 and 8.9 million in 2030, while in developed Countries, deaths from cancer will rise from 2005 to 2030 by 2.1 to 2.5 million.

in 20 years time the tumors will be the cause of death – expected – followed by ischemic diseases and heart attack. And if in the developing Countries will increase the amount of deaths linked to all types of cancer, but particularly tumors in the lungs, stomach and liver, in the nations più rich projections to 2030 show a mortalityà substantially stable in the different tumors, but with a growth in deaths from cancer of the colon and a significant decrease for those in the lungs.

This evening (yesterday, ndr) in Varese to Villa Andrea-Ville Ponti – to a note – is planning a gala dinner for a selected delegation of the 350 participants in Iccc-3, coming from 77 Countries. To do the honours of the house Antonio Colombo, president of the Fondazione Int, accompanied by the director general Jerome Horn.

With the mayor of Varese Attilio Fontana, the director-general of the department of lombardo at the Sanità Carlo Lucchina, and Marco Pierotti, scientific director of the Int and the president of the congress.

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epidemiologist Franco Berrino, director of the Department of predictive medicine and prevention, Irccs milan, remindà to Varese at the end of the ’70s became the first cancer Registry in Italian.

The expert evidenzierà the importance of logging for all of the activitiesà of cancer control, including the assessment of processes of care with survival studies and primary prevention such as those on the relationship of diet-cancer.

According to Nakamura, è important to export the experience of the Registries in the developing Countries, with the help and the attention of the international Institutions and in first place in the Eu.

Page published on 09 November 2009