The West Asia Organization for Cancer Prevention
The West Asia Organization for Cancer Prevention (WAOCP) and identified mainly by its textual graphic “WAOCP.org” was founded in November 2015 as the West and Central Asia a chapter of APOCP. The decision to establish a subsidiary of APOCP was ratified by APOCP’s steering committee at the 9th regional meeting of APOCP in Tehran, Iran.
In 2016, the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention moved to Iran and it became necessary to develop a legal entity to manage the journal’s day-to-day tasks and activities. For this reason, WAOCP, a not-for-profit organization, was registered as a not-for-profit organization in Iran in 2017 (with registration number 466 and administrative ID number of 14009995354).
The WAOCP’s activities is financed by public donations. WAOCP follows the same goals and objectives as its chief organization, APOCP.
Since its establishment in 2015, WAOCP is moving to establish itself as a regional forum for cancer scientists in west and central part of Asia.