ACCP News and Events
The ACCP and its member organizations are often at conferences around the globe, in the news, and publishing journal articles. Alliance staff members appear on television and on the radio from time to time talking about both their organization’s work and the ACCP.
The ACCP website received OncoLink Editor's Choice Award in 2004 for providing the highest quality of cancer information on the Internet.
ACCP's releases milestone publication, Planning and Implementing Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Programs: A Manual for Managers.
On December 16, 2004 the ACCP announced the release of its new publication, Planning and Implementing Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Programs: A Manual for Managers, with a press conference at WHO in Geneva. The manual has been endorsed by the World Health Organization (Headquarters and Regional Office for Africa) and the International Network for Cancer and Treatment (INCTR) and has received global press coverage.
'Improving cervical cancer screening in developing countries' featured
in Oncology Times, May 10, 2004
The May 10, 2004 issue of Oncology Times features an article on, "Researchers aiming to improve cervical cancer screening in developing countries." ACCP members Dr. Jacqueline Sherris of PATH and Dr. Paul Blumenthal of JHPIEGO were both quoted in the article, describing the challenges of cervical cancer prevention in developing countries. To obtain the article (in Volume XXVI No. 9) visit www.oncology-times.com.
HPV Today interviews Dr. Jacqueline Sherris of PATH about the Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention.
HPV Today features a "Consortium" interview with Dr. Sherris about the ACCP. See page 15 of HPV Today's September 2003 issue .
Dr. Lynette Denny wins South Africa’s 2003 Woman of the Year in Science and Technology
Dr. Lynette Denny, a South African ob/gyn oncologist and community activist, was recently named South Africa's 2003 Woman of the Year in Science and Technology for her commitment to fighting the spread of cervical cancer in disadvantaged areas. Dr. Denny is the principal investigator of a large ACCP-supported screening and treatment study being conducted in Khayelitsha, South Africa by the University of Cape Town, Columbia University, and EngenderHealth. She is widely published in the field of cervical cancer prevention, often in collaboration with others from the ACCP (see journal articles). The Shoprite Checkers/SABC 2 Woman of the Year 2003 awards ceremony, held July 31 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, included a concert in celebration of women in South Africa. There are eight categories of awards. Science and Technology is a new category this year, making Dr. Denny the first to win this honor. The event aired on SABC 2 on National Women's Day, August 9, and again on August 10, 2003. To read more, see www.sawoman.co.za.
The ACCP gave presentations at the XVII FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics, November 2 – 7, 2003, Santiago, Chile.
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