Canada: Dr Heather BRYANT

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Dr Bryant is a public health physician and epidemiologist whose career has focused on population-based cancer control. In 1990, at the Alberta Cancer Board, she implemented the firstpopulation-based breast screening programme in the province. As Vice President of Population Health and Information, she led the cancer registry, population-based research, active screening and prevention programmes, and implementation of the patient electronic health record. In 2008, she joined the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer as Vice President Cancer Control, and is implementing the Canadian cancer control strategy with partners throughout the country. She has chaired many national committees in cancer control, screening, and research.


My work in cancer control has built partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders in cancer prevention, screening and care delivery systems – the public, policymakers, professionals, health agencies, and many others – and mobilising these teams to reach significant cancer control outcomes. In my current position with the CanadianPartnership Against Cancer (CPAC), a non-governmental agency mandated to implement the national cancer control strategy, it is critical to build relationships that allow us to synergize activity and accelerate progress, while recognising that the actual care and healthcare management decisions are made by our partners in their own jurisdictions. This is similar to the potential global role of the UICC, and thus I believe this experience will be of value. I have had several international roles, including membership on the Governing Council for the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), as an executive member of the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR) (contributing to the measurement of the global cancer burden), as a Board Member for the International Cancer Benchmarking Programmeme (an international analysis of survival and public attitudes towards cancer), and on a cancer control working group for the World Health Organisation (WHO). With the UICC, I have been a member of the Strategic Coordinating Committee (attending Board meetings), co-led the Prevention stream for the 2010 UICC Congress, and co-chaired the Scientific ProgrammeCommittee for the 2012 Congress. I look forward to assisting the UICC to develop significant global leadership in cancer control as a Board Member.

Etats-Unis: M. Greg BONTRAGER

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As the chief operating officer for theAmerican Cancer Society, Greg Bontrager oversees operations for the world’s largest voluntary health organisation. He provides leadership and direction to all functions of the Society, including its expanding global endeavours. He also supervises the Society’s non-partisan 501(c)(4) advocacy affiliate, theAmerican Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Mr Bontrager has worked for ACS for over 20 years. Since becoming enterprise COO, he has represented the Society at numerous international events and his interest in expanding the Society’s global mission is well known. He presently oversees the Society’s initiative to develop an enterprise-wide global strategy.


The American Cancer Society values its longstanding relationship with the UICC as a member and strategic partner. I would be honoured to contribute my time and talents towards furthering the UICC’s mission, and believe I could do so most effectively in the following priority areas: • Transforming the global landscape for cancer control and impact: In 2010, our CEO Dr John Seffrin announced his intention to strategically reinvent the American Cancer Society by building an ever-better platform for maximizing mission delivery. Dr Seffrin refers to me as his partner in this endeavour and I am proud of my role in providing a more effective, efficient and nimble platform from which to advance the Societys domestic and global mission. • High-level global conferences, roundtables and meetings: As a key member of the Society’s delegations to many UICC conferences and global corporate leadership events in Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe, I have engaged corporate leaders on the need to address the global tobacco threat, prioritise cancer control and promote the economic toll of cancer and other NCDs.• The Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative (GAPRI): I am particularly interested in this joint UICC/ACS initiative and would value greater involvement in achieving the goals and objectives of this important collaboration. If elected, I am confidentmy experience and knowledge of the cancer space, as well as the rigours of running a complex organisation within that space, will allow me to contribute greatly to the continued success of this renowned institution.

Australie: Pr Sanchia ARANDA

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Professor Aranda has 30 years of experience in cancer control. She has worked as a clinician, educator and researcher, having developed a significant supportive care research programme at thePeter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. She is currently working in a government organisation in a role designed to improve system performance. In this role her responsibilities span data collection, cancer information reporting and system innovation. Professor Aranda is the immediate past President of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care where she fostered developments in international cancer nursing ranging from tobacco control programmes to train the trainer programmes in clinical leadership.


I have 16 years of board experience with the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care with responsibility for constitutional reform and complete governance rethinking to ensure board effectiveness. My international skills include the development of successful funding submissions to support cancer control programmes, international conference management including scientific programme development and overallconference oversight. I am passionate about development of the cancer workforce in low resource countries and experienced in working with health professionals to develop sustainable programmes relevant to local needs. I am also interested in the GAPRI initiative. I have led the development of an international manual on pain control for health professionals in the past and my research programme involves studies to improve pain management. In my current role I have responsibility for cancer registries relevant to the UICC targets around improving measurement of the global cancer burden. In my two years on the board of UICC I have been on the scientific programmecommittees for China and Montréal World Cancer Congresses, leading a track for Montréal. I am building links between ISNCC and UICC around cancer education, bringing to the table a range of resources for cancer and palliative care developed in Australia that will be available to UICC work at no cost. I am a member of the UICCmembership committee and actively promote UICC membership. I am also working to support the development of a more active and engaged board. I also supported the promotion of World Cancer Day in Australia.

Nouveau board pour l’UICC

Nouveau Board

A la veille du Congrès Mondial contre le cancer, les membres de l’UICC se sont réunis pour leur Assemblée Générale biannuelle. A cette occasion, ils ont élu leur nouveau Board pour les deux prochaines années. Le Pr. Jacqueline Godet et M. Saïd Mchangama ont représenté la Ligue française contre le cancer et l’ALIAM.

L’ALIAM félicite tous les élus et se réjouit de l’élection du premier francophone à cette haute instance de l’UICC depuis nombreuses années, le Pr. Gilbert Lenoir.

Voici la composition du nouveau Board:

Professor Mary Gospodarowicz (Canada), President
Dr Eduardo Cazap (Argentina), Immediate Past President
Dr Tezer Kutluk (Turkey), President-Elect
Dr Samia Al-Amoudi (Saudi Arabia)
Dr Benjamin O. Anderson (United States)
Prof. Sanchia Aranda (Australia)
Mr Greg Bontrager (United States)
Dr Heather Bryant (Canada)
Dr Maira Caleffi (Brazil)
Dr Jamal Khader (Jordan)
Dr Felicia Knaul (Mexico)
Prof. Gilbert Lenoir (France)
Mrs Anne-Lise Ryel (Norway)
Dr Luiz Antonio Santini (Brazil)
Dr Kazuo Tajima (Japan)
Mr Douglas E. Ulman (United States)

Tanzanie: Ils les chassent de leur terre!

3096 MAASAI img1 1 460x230À tout moment, une grosse entreprise spécialisée dans les chasses commerciales pourrait signer le contrat qui chassera de leurs terres ancestrales jusqu’à 48 000 membres de la fameuse ethnie Masaï, afin de permettre à de riches émirs du Moyen-Orient de chasser lions et léopards. Les observateurs nous disent que le président de Tanzanie pourrait donner son accord d’un moment à l’autre, mais si nous nous mobilisons maintenant, nous pouvons stopper la vente de la plaine du Serengeti.

La dernière fois que cette même entreprise a contraint des Masaï à quitter leurs terres pour le plaisir de riches chasseurs, plusieurs personnes ont été battues par la police, des maisons ont été réduites en cendres et des troupeaux sont morts de faim. Mais suite à la controverse médiatique, le président Kikwete avait annulé le contrat et rendu leurs terres aux Masaï. Cette fois, la presse n’est pas encore au rendez-vous mais nous pouvons changer le cours des choses et amener Kikwete à annuler ce contrat si nous unissons nos forces et nos voix.

Si nous sommes 150 000 à signer, nous envahirons les médias en Tanzanie et dans le monde entier, de sorte que le président Kikwete comprenne qu’il doit mettre un terme à ce contrat meurtrier. Signez la pétition et envoyez-la à vos contacts:

Les Masaï sont des chasseurs semi-nomades qui vivent en Tanzanie et au Kenya depuis des siècles, jouant un rôle essentiel dans la préservation des écosystèmes fragiles. Mais pour les familles royales des Émirats Arabes Unis, ils sont juste un obstacle à l’établissement de concessions pour leurs luxueuses chasses aux animaux sauvages. Un contrat visant à évincer les Masaï de leurs terres pour faire de la place aux riches chasseurs aura de graves conséquences tant pour la nature que pour les communautés qu’il détruirait. Alors qu'auprès des élites favorisées le président Kikwete tente de présenter l'accord comme bon pour le développement, la grande majorité des gens veulent juste garder la terre que le président pourrait saisir un simple par décret.

Le président Kikwete sait que ce contrat susciterait la controverse auprès des touristes prêts à visiter la Tanzanie -- le tourisme y est une source importante de revenus -- et c’est pour cette raison qu’il essaie de détourner l’attention du grand public. En 2009, un accaparement de terres similaire, par la même entreprise, avait provoqué un tollé médiatique qui avait permis de le stopper. Si nous pouvons générer le même niveau de pression médiatique, alors ce contrat pourrait lui aussi être annulé.

Une pétition signée par des milliers d’entre nous peut attirer l’attention des antennes des grands médias internationaux en Afrique de l’Est et en Tanzanie et ainsi compromettre cet accord controversé. Signez la pétition pour appeler Kikwete à enterrer cet accord:

Les représentants de la communauté Masaï ont demandé à Avaaz de tirer la sonnette d’alarme au niveau mondial pour sauver leurs terres. À chaque fois, la réponse de notre extraordinaire communauté a pu transformer des causes perdues en succès durables. À nous de protéger les Masaï et de sauver ces animaux sauvages que l’on préfère voir en photos qu’en trophées!

Avec espoir et détermination,

Sam, Meredith, Luis, Aldine, Diego, Ricken et toute l’équipe d’Avaaz

Pour plus d’informations:

Des Maasai expulsés et incarcérés pour faire place à des concessions de chasse (Survival France)

Chassés de leurs terres, les Masaï sont menacés (Rue89)

La culture Masaï en péril, vous ne partirez plus en safari (Courrier International)

Voices of Loliondo: court-métrage tourné à Loliondo sur l'impact de l'expulsion des Masai (en anglais)