UICC’S Ageing and Cancer series: #2 Reshaping cancer control for ageing societies
The rapid ageing of populations around the world has important societal, economic and public health implications. While longevity in itself is a success story, ageing societies bring key challenges for health systems stemming from the growing prevalence of chronic diseases, increased likelihood of multiple conditions and need for long-term care.
With recent research estimating the number of new cancer diagnoses to triple by 2050 worldwide due to population ageing, the urgency of adapting the public health response in the face of this demographic transformation is even more glaring within the context of cancer control.
How can cancer services better deal with the complex and heterogenous needs of older populations across the cancer continuum?
What are the policy options countries can take to ensure old age does not become a barrier to equitable access to quality cancer care?
What changes do health systems need to make to support Healthy Ageing and harness the benefits of people living longer and healthier lives?
Following the Special Focus Dialogue on Caring for older cancer patients during COVID-19, this second discussion in the Ageing and Cancer series brings together key experts from international bodies, government, academia and public health to take the ‘long view’ on reshaping cancer control for the needs of ageing societies. Please visit UICC website for more information.
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