Focus areas

Law intersects with cancer and noncommunicable disease (NCDs) prevention, treatment and supportive care at every stage. We work to prevent cancer and NCDs through implementing legal interventions to reduce exposure to risk factors, and improve laws to advance equitable treatment and supportive care for people affected.

Tobacco control

Worldwide tobacco use is the most important risk factor responsible for around 22% of cancer deaths.

Healthy diets

A healthy diet is critical to preventing malnutrition and a range of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

Alcohol control

Alcohol consumption contributes to 3 million deaths each year across the globe.

Universal health coverage

All people should have access to the quality health services they need without financial hardship.

Financial costs of cancer care

The financial costs of cancer care are increasingly considered a side effect of cancer treatment.

Rights of people affected by cancer

People affected by cancer, both people with cancer and carers, have a range of rights.