The Turkish Association for Cancer Research and Control has been chosen as the "Best Organization of the Year Against Cancer" by the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) which considered the most important non-governmental organization in its area with 322 members in 102 countries.
During the first day of the World Cancer Congress in Geneva, Switzerland, from August 27th to 31st, the Turkish Association was given the award for launching a number of projects in Turkey since the day it was founded, supporting scientific researches and expending efforts to inform people on cancer.
In an interview with the A.A, Professor Tezer Kutluk, chairman of the association, said that the award was the sign on their success in medicine.
"The association founded in 1947 by leaders of 57 non-governmental organizations, is the first organization in Turkey for cancer research and control. It is also the oldest organizations in its area in the world," he said.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Ağustos 2008, 14:08
The International Union Against Cancer is the only non-governmental organization dedicated exclusively to the global control of cancer. Its vision is of a world where cancer is eliminated as a major life-threatening disease for future generations. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the UICC unites more than 322 member organizations in 102 countries in the global fight against cancer.