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Cali (Colombia) will be the first city in the world to implement the initiative “C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge”1 (http://www.uicc.org/what-we-do/convening/ccan-2025-city-cancer-challenge). With 2.4 million inhabitants, Cali is the second-largest city of Colombia and a key urban focal point for the immigration of the country’s rural population which represents one fifth of Colombia’s 45.5 million inhabitants.

Luis Eduardo Bravo, Departamento de Patología, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Valle, Colombia. Registro Poblacional de Cáncer de Cali.

1  Departamento de Patología, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Valle, Colombia.

2  Registro Poblacional de Cáncer de Cali.

Olga Isabel Arboleda, Unión Internacional para el Control del Cáncer (UICC), Gerente del proyecto. Cali, Colombia.

Unión Internacional para el Control del Cáncer (UICC)

Oscar Ramirez, Fundación Pediatras OncoHEMAtólogos (Pohema). Cali, Colombia Registro Poblacional de Cáncer de Cali.

-Registro Poblacional de Cáncer de Cali.
-VIGICANCER.  Sistema de Vigilancia Epidemiológica al Cáncer Infantil

Alexander Durán, Secretaria de Salud Pública Municipal. Cali, Colombia.

VIGICANCER.  Sistema de Vigilancia Epidemiológica al Cáncer Infantil

Maria Cristina Lesmes, Secretaria de Salud Departamental- Valle del Cauca, Cali, Colombia

Secretaria de Salud Departamental- Valle del Cauca, Cali, Colombia

Melissa Rendler-García, External consultants C/Can 2025 Special Advisor for City Implementation, Union for International Cancer Control. UICC, Geneva, Switzerland

Unión Internacional para el Control del Cáncer (UICC).  C/Can 2025 Programme Director

Silvina Frech, External consultants C/Can 2025 Special Advisor for City Implementation, Union for International Cancer Control. UICC, Geneva, Switzerland

Unión Internacional para el Control del Cáncer (UICC).  C/Can 2025 Programme Director

Rolando Camacho, External consultants C/Can 2025 Special Advisor for City Implementation, Union for International Cancer Control. UICC, Geneva, Switzerland

Unión Internacional para el Control del Cáncer (UICC).  C/Can 2025 Programme Director

Susan Henshall, Union for International Cancer Control, (UICC). C/Can 2025 Programme Director. Geneva, Switzerland

Unión Internacional para el Control del Cáncer (UICC).  C/Can 2025 Programme Director
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Received 2017-06-30
Accepted 2017-07-11
Published 2017-07-11

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