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20 Leaders: 1 Question

We asked one question to 20 prominent leaders around the world: “What is the bravest thing we can do about cancer?” And every day in the 20 days leading up to World Cancer Day, we’ll be sharing their answers.

It's World Cancer Day

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO)



Bonus videos for
World Cancer Day


1 day to go 

H.R.H. Princess Dina Mired, President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)


2 days to go

Dr Cary Adams, CEO of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)


3 days to go 

Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)


4 days to go

Marty Walsh, Mayor of Boston


5 days to go 

Ulrika Årehed Kågström, Secretary General of the Swedish Cancer Society


6 days to go

Yin Yin Htun, President of the Schwe Yaung Hnin Si Golden Rose Cancer Foundation in Myanmar


7 days to go

Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

8 days to go

Sanchia Aranda, CEO of the Cancer Council, Australia and immediate Past-President of UICC


9 days to go 

Albert Ching, CEO of the Singapore Cancer Society



10 days to go

Roberta Costa Marques, CEO of the Desiderata Institute, Brasil


11 days to go 

Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACP, FASCO, CEO of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, United States


12 days to go

Dr Robert Carlson, CEO of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, United States


13 days to go 

Dr Ahmed Hefnawy, Gynecologist Obstetrician at Assiut University, Egypt

14 days to go

Ishtar Espejo, Director of Fundación Aladina


15 days to go

Mark Middleton, Group CEO of ICON Group, Australia


16 days to go

Carmen Auste, Vice President of the Cancer Coalition Philippines and CEO of Cancer Warriors Foundation, Philippines


17 days to go 

Andrew Krivoshik, Senior Vice President and Oncology Therapeutic Area Head at Astellas Pharma US

18 days to go

Dr Abelardo Meneses García, General Director, National Cancer Institute of Mexico (INCan)


19 days to go 

Prof. Christoph Plass, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Cancer

20 days to go

Murallitharan Munisamy, Medical Director of the National Cancer Society of Malaysia, and UICC Young Leader