London Global Cancer Week 14-19 November

11 November, 2021

Dear HIFA,

May I please share with fellow HIFA members the news that as soon the COP26 talks being held in Glasgow UK have finished London Global Cancer Week will begin?

London Global Cancer Week 2021 will start at 08:00 GMT this Sunday 14th November, running through until 16:00 GMT on Friday 19th November. With its programme of 39 co-ordinated virtual discussion events and webinars over the course of six day, LGCW 2021 will present a 360° picture of the rising incidence of cancer worldwide and the global impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the care of cancer patients. This year’s programme of events will include early morning sessions and late afternoon / evening sessions hosted by partners located in different global time zones. These webinars will be publicly accessible to the global audience and free to access via

Key events will include:

- A ground-breaking discussion of the integrated strategies for global cancer control by United Nations Agencies, hosted jointly by the World Health Organisation, International Agency for Research on Cancer and International Atomic Energy Agency

- First hand reports from clinicians in Latin America, Sub Saharan Africa, the Middle East and South Asia on the harmful impact of COVID-19 on the care of cancer patients in their countries

- Testimonies to the impact of HM Government’s cuts in UK Aid on the health care of populations in poorer resourced countries

- An examination of the threat to cancer patients presented by antimicrobial resistance

HIFA members will be particularly interested in attending the session hosted by Chatham House on Wednesday 17 November titled “From symptoms to survival: expert perspective on cancer screening, early diagnosis and treatment” because of the emphasis it will place on populations (public and professional) having ready access to reliable and user-friendly information that can help them to make life saving health care decisions.

Best regards,


Mark Lodge

Executive Director International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research [INCTR] UK

Convenor, London Global Cancer Week

Commissioning Editor, Cancer Control 2021

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HIFA profile: Mark Lodge is Director of Programme Development at the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research, Oxford, UK. The INCTR is dedicated to helping to build capacity for cancer treatment and research in countries in which such capacity is presently limited, and thereby to create a foundation on which to build strategies designed to lessen the suffering, limit the number of lives lost, and promote the highest quality of life for children and adults with cancer in these countries, and to increase the quantity and quality of cancer research throughout the world. mlodge AT