WHO's cancer chief resignsBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7200.1719a (Published 26 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1719
- Phyllida Brown
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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