Thirtieth session


The Cancer Situation in the Western Pacific Region

         The Regional Committee,

         Having reviewed the report on the cancer situation in the Region presented by the Regional Director;*

  1. URGES Member States to direct their cancer control activities towards promotion of national cancer information systems, particularly the development of population-based and hospital-based cancer registries, for assessment of the nature and magnitude of the cancer problem;
  2. REQUESTS the Regional Director to:
    (1) provide support in those activities wherever feasible;
    (2) update the information on the cancer situation in th Western Pacific Region for a future session of the Regional Committee;
    (3) promote international cooperation in cancer research and the training of workers in cancer research and control.

* WPR/RC30/18

05 October 1979

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