Report Launch from the Lancet Commission on Women, Power, and Cancer

27 September 2023 | The Lancet, the National Cancer Institute, ecancer, GENDRO, the Gender Centre at the Geneva Graduate Institute, and the Global Health Platform

The Global Launch of the Commission report, organized by The Lancet Commission on Women, Power, and Cancer, was held to investigate the intersection of women, power, and cancer. The event went beyond the scope of “women’s cancers” and explored various aspects of cancer experiences among women, considering factors such as gender bias and discrimination based on age, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

The launch event featured presentations of key findings and recommendations aimed at inspiring real-world action for transformational change. Attendees had the opportunity to engage with experts in panel discussions and special addresses. Topics ranged from the relationship between feminism and cancer to women’s rights, cancer control, global health, and development.

Distinguished speakers included Vania Coelho Wisdom, Ophira Ginsburg, Shirin Heidari, Isabelle Soerjomataram, Verna Vanderpuye, Nirmala Bhoo-Pathy, Somesh Kumar, Jennifer Moodley, Karla Unger-Saldaña, Jérôme Salomon, Monica Bertagnolli, Richard Horton, Kalipso Chalkidou, Lynette Denny, Bente Mikkelsen, and Micaela Serafini. The event aimed to shed light on the complexities surrounding women, power, and cancer while advocating for meaningful change.

Learn more about the launch and watch the event recording here.

Read the report here.