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Media Advisory: How to Prevent Cancer and other Chronic Diseases, Thursday, February 4, 11:30 a.m.

WHAT: World Cancer Day launch of the Latin America and Caribbean “AICR/PAHO Regional Summary” of Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention.

WHEN: Thursday, February 4, at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Room B, PAHO. 525 23rd St. NW, Washington, DC (Corner 23rd St. & Virginia Ave)

HOW: Briefing will be in person, livestream, and Elluminate.

LIVESTREAM: Questions through livestream chat.

QUESTIONS BY EMAIL: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ELLUMINATE: Room English: (please copy url and paste in another browser if it does not work) (Availabe in Spanish: )


  • Dr. Jon K. Andrus, Deputy Director, Pan American Health Organization
  • Deirdre McGinley-Gieser, VP for Programs, American Inst. for Cancer Research
  • Enrique Jacoby, PAHO Advisor on Healthy Eating and Living

WHY: Cancer and other chronic diseases are taking a growing toll on the health and lives of people in Latin America and the Caribbean. Yes many of these diseases are partly preventable. The Regional Summary of the AICR report Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention makes recommendations on policies and actions that individuals, organizations, and governments in Latin America and the Caribbean can carry out to prevent a significant portion of chronic diseases.

CONTACTS: Donna Eberwine-Villagrán, Public Information Officer, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , tel. 202 974 3122, Knowledge Management and Communication Area, PAHO/WHO –

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Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization
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