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WHO's cancer chief resigns

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7200.1719a (Published 26 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1719
  1. Phyllida Brown
  1. London

    The chief of the World Health Organisation's cancer programme has resigned over disagreements about the way the UN agency is tackling the growing global burden of non-communicable diseases. Karol Sikora, a clinical oncologist at the Hammersmith Hospital, London, believes that a restructuring of work on non-communicable diseases at the WHO's Geneva headquarters will create a top heavy bureaucracy and weaken the credibility of the agency's advice to countries. The WHO, however, insists that the changes …

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