ImPACT country reviews for cancer therapy in the Asia Pacific

Project Details

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In 2020 , it was estimated that there were over 19 million new cancer cases and close to 10 million related deaths, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). By 2040, these figures are expected to increase to over 30 million new cancer cases a year and 16 million deaths. The greatest impact of this increase will fall on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), with LMICs expected to account for around 70 per cent of all cancer deaths by 2040 .

One of the main challenges countries face in successfully tackling their cancer burden is the ability to formulate realistic and robust cancer control strategies and plans, in conjunction with available resources. In close cooperation with the World Health Organization, IARC and other partners, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) support countries in the development of cancer control plans that reflect a comprehensive approach to strengthen cancer care and control at the national level.

The integrated mission of PACT (imPACT Review) provides governments and their partners with a baseline situation analysis and a set of recommendations to guide cancer control planning and investments across the cancer control spectrum, from prevention to palliative care. This year, the Nossal Institute is collaborating with the IAEA to provide technical advisory support to the imPACT review missions in Fiji, Cambodia and Papua New Guinea.


Clare Strachan

Chris Bates


International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)


This project is funded by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Research Group

Health Systems Governance and Financing

School Research Themes

Data science, health metrics and disease modeling, Disparities, disadvantage and effective health care

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Department / Centre

Nossal Institute for Global Health

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