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    World Cancer Day: 4th February 2015

    Taking place under the tagline ‘Not beyond us’, World Cancer Day 2015 will take a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer, and that they are within our reach. 

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    Healthy Life Choices

    Empowering people to make healthy choices and reducing the social and environmental risk factors for cancer are key to achieving the global goal of reducing premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 25% by 2025 and reaching the targets of the World Cancer Declaration.

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    Early Detection

    Ensuring the availability of, and access to, early detection programmes for cancer can significantly reduce the cancer burden in all countries.

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    Treatment for All

    All people have the right to access quality, effective cancer treatment and services on equal terms, regardless of geography and without suffering economic hardship as a consequence.

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    Quality of Life

    Understanding and responding to the full impact of cancer on emotional, mental and physical wellbeing will maximise the quality of life for patients, their families and carers.

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    WORLD CANCER DAY 2015 IS FAR FROM OVER

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    WORLD CANCER DAY 2015
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    "World Cancer Day is the ideal opportunity to show how joining forces can have a global impact. Cancer is not only a health issue but has wide-reaching social, economic and development implications as well. So it is a necessity that we, UICC, take a multisectorial approach, working together with governments, leaders, communities, key stakeholders, partners and individuals around the world to press for change to happen across the whole continuum of cancer care."

     

    Prof. Tezer Kutluk, President,
    Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

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    WORLD CANCER DAY 2015
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    “There has been great progress in cancer control over the past few years and there is also a greater connectedness of the global cancer community. On World Cancer Day, we have an opportunity to collectively examine cancer control strategies to identify winning formulas that would accelerate progress. The goal for all of us is to ensure fewer people develop cancer, more people are successfully treated and that there is a better quality of life for people during treatment and beyond. While new research will add to our ability to accomplish this, in Canada, as in many other countries around the world, we already have many of the tools and the knowledge to truly reduce the cancer burden – it is indeed within our reach.” - Dr. Heather Bryant, VP, Cancer Control, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

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    WORLD CANCER DAY 2015
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    "World Cancer Day is an opportunity to strengthen awareness-raising and social mobilization for the prevention and control of cancer worldwide. In Peru, through the Esperanza Plan, we provide comprehensive care to our patients and by communication actions seek to promote healthy lifestyles that contribute to the prevention of disease. Also, we aim to debunk myths around the disease by promoting positive messages that change the color of pain and give hope to the lives of thousands of Peruvians. INEN is proud to work hand in hand with UICC to meet the goals of an advanced-cancer-free society".
     Lic. Carla Zavala Castro, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas (INEN)Peru

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    WORLD CANCER DAY 2015
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    “One in three New Zealanders will have some experience of cancer, either personally or through a relative or friend. Significant progress has already been achieved in ensuring all New Zealanders have timely access to excellent cancer services that enable them to live better and longer lives. To build on this, in December 2014 we launched the New Zealand Cancer Plan 2015-2018 outlining what now needs to be done, across whole cancer patient journey – from prevention and early detection, to diagnosis and treatment and follow-up care - to ensure people with cancer receive even better, faster care. I’m confident that together we can achieve this. It is ‘Not beyond us’.“

    Andrew Simpson, National Clinical Director Cancer,
    New Zealand Ministry of Health

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