The latest scientific thinking on the caused and cures of cancer is being exchanged in Argentina at the twelfth International Cancer Congress.
INT MV Argentina's President Jorge Videla entering Luna Park Stadium and taking his place at head table.
MV Poster XII International Congress on Cancer PAN TO President Videla.
GV Delegates PAN TO head table.
CU Pierre Denoix, President of the International Union Against Cancer, speaking in Spanish.
GVS Audience looking on. (2 SHOTS)
GV President Videla addressing congress.
CU President Videla speaking and crowd applauding. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: The latest scientific thinking on the caused and cures of cancer is being exchanged in Argentina at the twelfth International Cancer Congress. The major medica conference was opened in Buenos Aires on Thursday (5 October) ad has attracted many international experts.
SYNOPSIS: More than 7,000 scientists, doctors and health workers from all over the world were congregated at the Luna Park Stadium in Buenos Aires, when Argentina's President Jorge Videla arrived to open the congress. This is the first time for nearly 25 years that a Latin American country has been chosen as host - the last time was in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1954. The congress will last for six days, with ten hours of sessions daily, and will include 152 different programmes.
Dr. Pierre Denoix, President of the International Union Against Cancer (UICC), told the delegates in his opening speech that the conference was a valuable chance to disseminate the information gathered throughout the world through meetings, conferences and other scientific gatherings. It also gave a chance to discuss articles published in specialist scientific journals on cancer.
Delegates were told that by the end of this century it was hoped more than 50 percent of malignancies would be completely cured.
President Jorge Videla told the delegates they were dedicated to the preservation of human lire, to fight without respite against one of the most cruel evils that waylaid man. "It is you", he said, "who are charged with a sacred trust of the science that constructs and saves, and not that which destroys and kills."
Preventive medicine, the delegates were told, was the most positive weapon in the fight against cancer.