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Major Milestones

Updated on 05/19/2010

Some key dates in France’s national commitment to the fight against cancer since 2000.
4 February 2000: Global Cancer Summit

The President of the French Republic, Jacques Chirac, signs the Charter of Paris

14 July 2002: Jacques Chirac makes the fight against cancer one of three priorities for his second term.

24 March 2003: Jacques Chirac launches the 2009-2013 national cancer mobilisation plan and presents the 70 measures of the Cancer Plan.

7 May 2003: Creation of the Interministerial Mission for the Fight against Cancer.

7 July 2004: Founding of the public interest group (GIP) that would become the National Cancer Institute.

9 August 2004: Publication in the Official Journal of the Public Health Act providing for the creation of the National Cancer Institute. 

3 May 2005: Approval of the founding charter of the National Cancer Institute by joint decree from the ministers of Health, Research and the Budget (decree No. 2005-419).

24 May 2005: Opening of the National Cancer Institute

22 June 2005: Publication of the decree approving the founding charter of the National Cancer Institute

15 October 2008: The President of the Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy, commissions Prof Jean-Pierre Grünfeld to draft preliminary recommendations for the future Cancer Plan.

27 February 2009: Prof Jean-Pierre Grünfeld’s report is submitted to Nicolas Sarkozy.

7 October 2009: First annual INCa meeting.

2 November 2009: Nicolas Sarkozy launches the 2009-2013 Cancer Plan, featuring 30 measures and 118 specific actions.



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