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The press conference has now ended. View the press release.

The American Cancer Society hosted a press conference during the 2014 World Cancer Congress to officially launch the just-released Cancer Atlas book and website. The press conference was Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, 10:15 a.m. AEDT.

A replay of the press conference will be made available in the near future on this page.


The all-new The Cancer Atlas, Second Edition was released for the first time in both book and interactive website formats at the World Cancer Congress in Melbourne, Australia. The Cancer Atlas consolidates research from 184 countries and the best sources available into a comprehensive guide to the global cancer landscape. The data in the book and on the website highlight the complex nature of the global cancer landscape, but also point to strategies that governments can use to reduce their cancer burden.aunch of

Published by the American Cancer Society, in partnership with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), The Cancer Atlas, Second Edition is an essential resource for cancer control advocates, government, private and public health agencies, and policy makers, as well as patients, survivors, and the general public in order to promote cancer prevention and control worldwide.