UICC Members are doing all sorts of amazing things to mark World Cancer Day. Read some of their Press Releases here.
EUROPEAN SCHOOL OF ONCOLOGY (ESO)
Top cancer experts call for urgent global action to save millions of lives.
call on world governments to
catastrophic increase in death and suffering from cancer across the globe, and to deliver on commitments
from non-communicable diseases, including cancer, by 25% by 2025.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY
Society will commit new and significant resources to address urgent global cancer burden.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) announced today, World Cancer Day, that it will expand the scope and double funding of its international programs over the next four years to help address the growing global cancer burden. ASCO International [link to ASCO.org], an ambitious expansion of new programs, initiatives and research opportunities, will increase awareness, improve practice, and foster innovation in cancer care regardless of socioeconomic status and geographic boundaries to make cancer care a global health priority.
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF PAEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY (SIOP)
“Cancer registration must be top priority” declares cancer leaders and advocates on World Cancer Day.
Geneva | 4 February 2013 – Today, on World Cancer Day, the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) calls on governments and health authorities to scale-up efforts in establishing childhood cancer registries worldwide. A cancer registry is a systematic collection of data about cancer and tumor diseases. Population-based cancer registries monitor the frequency of new cancer cases each year and over time by collecting case reports from difference sources. Accurate data collected by cancer registries are essential for improving patient care, efficient use of health programme funds and driving new research. While cancer registries may exist for adult cancers, documentation of childhood cancers is poor, especially so in developing countries, where 80 percent of all children with cancer live.
Cancer Australia has today launched two new online multimedia resources to increase the involvement of people affected by cancer in cancer control efforts.
Cancer Australia CEO Professor Helen Zorbas said that World Cancer Day provided an opportunity to acknowledge the unique perspective that cancer consumers provide to improving cancer care and services.
The two new resources are:
- the Consumer Learning website which is designed to enhance consumer knowledge and confidence to participate in cancer research and clinical trials. The website contains short online learning modules and video presentations to guide consumers who are seeking to participate in clinical trials and research
- the Consumer Involvement Toolkit will support CEOs, managers, health professionals, researchers and policy makers to effectively involve consumers in their organisation’s work. By providing practical, easy-to-navigate and user friendly tools including case studies, templates and other time saving aids such as checklists, these organisations and individuals will find it easier to engage and involve people affected by cancer.