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Official World Cancer Day Press Release

 

On World Cancer Day, cancer leaders call for equal access to reduce premature cancer deaths by 25%

Saturday 3 February 2018 – World Cancer Day: On Sunday 4 February, World Cancer Day raises awareness of the millions of people world-wide facing unequal access to cancer detection, treatment, and care services. With cancer leaders, health professionals and supporters across the world pushing for urgent action to reduce the rate of premature cancer deaths globally, the day calls for diagnostic and treatment access to be prioritised.   

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Other Press Releases

AUSTRALIA

Number of Australians living with or beyond cancer to surge 72% by 2040: 1 in 18 Australians will have a personal history of cancer 

The number of Australians living with or beyond cancer is expected to increase by a staggering 72% in the next 22 years Cancer Council has revealed today, in a report released ahead of World Cancer Day (4 February). 

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EUROPE
 

ESMO Press Release: ESMO Supports World Cancer Day 2018

LUGANO, Switzerland –The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) supports World Cancer Day (http://www.worldcancerday.org/), an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC (https://www.uicc.org/). A truly global event taking place every year on 4 February, World Cancer Day aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action.

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IMPORTANCE OF COLLABORATION IN CANCER RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTED AHEAD OF WORLD CANCER DAY 2018

The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL), Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and the European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOPE Europe, or SIOPE) are coming together to mark World Cancer Day on 4 February 2018. Cancer is an accelerating global disease, and we must join forces to advance research and improve patient outcomes across the European Union (EU) and beyond. In 2014, cancer accounted for 26.4% of all deaths in the EU-28.

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GERMANY

Gemeinsam entscheiden: Weltkrebstag 2018

Am 4. Februar ist Weltkrebstag. Unter dem Motto ,,Wir konnen. lch Kann." ruft auch dieses Jahr die Internationale Vereinigung gegen Krebs (UICC) zum Mitmachen auf. PD Dr. med. Jens Ulrich Ruffer, Geschaftsfuhrer der Koiner Medienproduktion TAKEPART, bezieht zu diesem Anlass in einem filmischen Statement Stellung zu aktuellen Entwicklungen in der Arzt-Patienten-Kommunikation. 

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GLOBAL

The Lancet: Global improvement in cancer survival but international differences are still very wide

Cancer survival is generally increasing, even for some of the more deadly cancers such as liver and lung, according to the largest and most up-to-date study of population-based survival trends (2000–2014), covering countries that are home to more than two-thirds of the world’s population. But survival trends vary widely, and there are wide and persistent disparities between countries, particularly for some childhood cancers.

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World Cancer Day: UN agency chief urges greater access to diagnosis, prevention and treatment services

2 February 2018 – Millions of people suffering from cancer in developing countries still lack access to effective prevention, screening, early diagnosis and treatment, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Friday, urging continued efforts to ensure greater access to these vital services.

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SOUTH AFRICA

Media release of the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)

We can. I can. Make a difference

World Cancer Day takes place each year on February 4, providing the platform for the world to unite and raise the profile of cancer in a positive and inspiring way. The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is encouraging everyone in all cities and towns around the country to take part and support the 3rd year of the World Cancer Day campaign, and live the slogan of ‘We can. I can.’  View Infographic…  #WorldCancerDay  #WeCanICan

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SPAIN

La AECC solicita el esfuerzo de todos para evitar la vulnerabilidad de las familias con cáncer

Madrid, 01 de febrero de 2018.- Con motivo del Día Mundial del Cáncer, que cada año tiene lugar el 4 de febrero, la Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC) ha organizado la VII edición del Foro Contra el Cáncer poniendo el foco en los problemas no visibles de las personas con cáncer y sus familias.

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La AECC pide al Estado un Plan de Protección Integral para las Familias con Cáncer

Madrid, 01 de febrero de 2018.- Con motivo del Día Mundial del Cáncer, que se celebra todos los años el 4 de febrero, la Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer(AECC) ha presentado un estudio del Observatorio del Cáncer de la AECC sobre “El impacto económico del cáncer en las familias en España” en un encuentro informativo previo a la celebración del VII Foro Contra el Cáncer. El estudio ha analizado el impacto económico del cáncer en la población activa, esto es, en personas mayores de 15 y menores de 65 años.

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SWEDEN

World Cancer Day 2018: Better cancer care in focus at Uppsala Health Summit 2018

Thanks to advances in treatment options, the chances of surviving cancer are better than ever before. However, cancer incidence is increasing and new forms of therapy are expensive. As a result, resource management and priority setting face major challenges. How can we ensure equitable access to diagnosis and treatment? This topic is the focus of Uppsala Health Summit 2018, “Care for Cancer”.

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SWITZERLAND 

MSD unterstützt Weltkrebstag

Luzern, 4. Februar 2018 – Der heutige Weltkrebstag soll Millionen von Menschen weltweit sensibilisieren und auf die Vorbeugung, Erforschung und Behandlung von Krebserkrankungen aufmerksam machen. Er ruft dazu auf, den Zugang zu Diagnostik und Behandlung zu priorisieren und unterstützt damit das globale Ziel, die Zahl der vorzeitigen Todesfälle durch Krebs bis zum Jahr 2025 um 25% zu reduzieren1. MSD setzt sich für die Verringerung der globalen Krebsbelastung ein und ist stolz, bereits zum zweiten Mal offizieller Sponsor des Weltkrebstages (World Cancer Day, WCD) zu sein.

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UNITED STATES

ASCP Joins UICC’s World Cancer Day Initiative to Raise Awareness of Unequal Access to Cancer Detection, Treatment and Care Services 

Chicago/Feb. 4, 2018 – World Cancer Day: On Sunday, Feb. 4, World Cancer Day raises awareness of the millions of people world-wide facing unequal access to cancer detection, treatment, and care services. With cancer leaders, health professionals and supporters across the world pushing for urgent action to reduce the rate of premature cancer deaths globally, the day calls for diagnostic and treatment access to be prioritised. 

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On World Cancer Day, National Comprehensive Cancer Network joins the call for equal access to reduce premature cancer deaths by 25%

FORT WASHINGTON, PA [February 1, 2018] - On Sunday February 4, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) will stand with cancer leaders, health professionals, and supporters across the world to acknowledge World Cancer Day. NCCN is a member of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), which organizes World Cancer Day in order to raise awareness of the millions of people worldwide facing unequal access to cancer detection, treatment, and care services. NCCN joins the call for urgent action to reduce the rate of premature cancer deaths and to prioritize access to diagnostics and treatment.

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