Childhood cancer brought to the attention of the UN by Prof Kutluk, SIOPE member

Last 10th July 2014 Prof Tezer Kutluk has been invited by the General Assembly of the United Nations to introduce a High-Level Meeting on the comprehensive review and assessment of the progress achieved in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCD).

In his speech about the global commitment of experts in different disciplines in addressing common NCDs issues, he particularly underlined the inequalities in childhood cancer care and survival rates, which exemplifies the gross inequity experienced by those living with NCDs in low and middle-income countries, also in Turkey.

Formerly Chair of TPOG, the Turkish Paediatric Oncology Group, and currently President-Elect of UICC, the Union for International Cancer Control, Prof Kutluk is a a paediatric oncologist and a member of SIOPE. He always showed an enthusiastic support to the activities of our society, and he demonstrated it by voicing the needs of European paediatric oncologists at the global level.

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