Announcement of collaboration with SIOG

Date: February 4th – World Cancer Day

Tianjin, China/Geneva, Switzerland. The Chinese Anti-Cancer Association (CACA) and the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) are announcing their collaboration on a special Geriatric Oncology issue on "Advances in treatment of geriatric cancer" to be published in Cancer Biology & Medicine journal on December 30, 2015.

CACA & SIOG have decided to announce this collaboration today – February 4th -, World Cancer Day – to illustrate their commitment to the UICC 2015 Campaign – key focus n.3: “Not Beyond Us: Treatment for All”.

Dr. Xishan Hao President of CACA-"CACA is the leading oncology society in China. It endeavors to promote academic exchange and public education. Moreover, it is active in collaborating with international NGOs. With the aging trend striking, geriatric oncology is attracting more attention and has developed rapidly. In order to promote multidisciplinary and personalized treatment for older cancer patients, CACA journal Cancer Biology & Medicine invited Dr. Riccardo Audiso - SIOG past president as the guest editor for a special issue on geriatric oncology. I believe that the special issue will benefit cancer clinicians both in China and abroad."                                                                                                                                 Dr. Etienne Brain - President of SIOG - "The goal of SIOG is to foster the development of health professionals in the field of geriatric oncology, in order to optimize treatment of older adults with cancer. Promoting its efforts in 3 strategic directions - education, clinical practice and research - SIOG is proud to be given the opportunity through this collaboration to disseminate geriatric oncolgy knowlege to raise awareness and educate health professionals in this field and maintain a high common standard of health care in older cancer patients including in China."

Useful Links

Chinese Anti Cancer Association (CACA)

International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG)

World Cancer Day 2015

Treatment for all

Union for International Cancer Control(UICC)