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Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure founder and CEO Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker called on the world cancer community to help address a looming cancer crisis caused by the nuclear incidents in Japan. Nancy said that the cancer community has a “vital role to play” and urged global cancer leaders to develop a cancer action plan – today -- for Japan, and for those who may be affected by nuclear incidents today and into the future, wherever they may live. Susan G. Komen for the Cure will convene a panel of global experts to immediately begin addressing the future cancer risks generated from the Japan incidents and draft a plan of action.
Nancy cited statistics from her tenure on the National Cancer Advisory Board after the Chernobyl accident, an accident that produced the largest group of cancers ever. After the Three Mile Island accident, there was a 64 percent increase in cancer cases for those who lived within 10 miles of the plant – just in the first five years.
We are asking our vast network of global friends and supporters to sign a petition calling for the release of all information regarding the incident and the potential effects of migrating radiation. As Japan works to contain the current crisis and provide for the immediate needs of its citizens, we urge the government to partner with the global cancer community to help protect the long term public health of people in Japan and around the world.
Please consider signing this petition and forwarding to others. The link is www.komen.org/japan.