Press Releases - World Cancer Day 2012

Devex Op-ed 'Access to pain relief: Opportunities for the aid community'

I’ve worked in different fields of health care, many with daunting challenges, including malaria, HIV and cancer. Now I work on a problem that is exasperating for the simple fact that we have a safe drug that is 90 percent effective, costs pennies a day, and is in plentiful supply, and yet 80 percent of the world lacks access to it.

GAVI op-ed 'World Cancer Day 2012: Together it is possible'

In many countries, cancer is no longer considered a death sentence. But for the world’s poorest people it remains a stark reality.

A startling statistic underpins this situation.  Of the more than seven million people who die from cancer every year, about 70% lived in low- and middle-income countries.  Preventive technology like vaccines, and effective screening and treatment programmes that we take for granted in industrialised countries, are simply unavailable to the poor. 

Esperanza Viva Foundation - Comunicado de prensa

El 4 de febrero es el día en que todo el mundo puede unirse en la lucha contra la epidemia mundial del cáncer, tomando una posición y haciendo algo para ayudar a reducir las muertes prematuras por cáncer.¿Sabía usted que cada año, más de 12,7 millones de personas reciben un diagnóstico de cáncer y 7,2 millones de personas mueren a causa de la enfermedad?

SIOP and ICCCPO support World Cancer Day 2012

GENEVA | 4 February 2012 - –The International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) and the International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organizations (ICCCPO), in solidarity with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), proudly support World Cancer Day.SIOP and ICCCPO members represent the various sectors in the coordinated response to childhood and adolescent cancer including physicians, childhood cancer parent organizations, advocates, academia, scientific and lay communities from almost 100 countries that together account for 84% of the global population.

Am 4 Februar ist Weltkrebstag

Anlässlich des Weltkrebstags am 4. Februar 2012, den die UICC (Union for International Cancer Control) unter das zukunftsweisenden Motto gestellt hat: „Together it is possible – Gemeinsam ist es möglich!“, stellt die Hamburger Krebsgesellschaft fest, dass das Thema „Krebs“ nach wie vor tabuisiert wird und von vielen Menschen als starke Bedrohung erlebt wird. In Deutschland ist in den letzten Jahren ein Nationaler Krebsplan erarbeitet worden, der konkrete Ziele für die Verbesserung der Früherkennung und Versorgung von krebskranken Menschen aufstellt. Die Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft und die Landeskrebsgesellschaften sind an dem Prozess der Planung und Umsetzung beteiligt.

Seven out of ten invited take up colorectal cancer screening

HELSINKI, FEBRUARY 1, 2012 - Finland started population based colorectal cancer screening among the first in the world. According to experiences from the first eight years the programme is progressing as planned. Finns themselves are one important factor of this success: uptake of screening is close to 70 percent.

World Cancer Day, 4 February, 2012
The Cancer Society of Finland recommends people to attend organized screening during the World Cancer Day on February 4th. The newcomer in Finland is colorectal cancer screening, launched in 2004. Finnish men and women have welcomed the new screening programme: the response rate is good and results are as expected.

World Cancer Day - February 4 - A small gesture to support a great declaration

MONTREAL, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - From August 27 to 30, 2012, Montréal will host the World Cancer Congress, organized by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). In preparation for this important event, which will bring to our city some 3,000 delegates and 60 exhibitors involved in the fight against cancer, Tourisme Montréal invites the people of Québec to sign the World Cancer Declaration. This declaration is a tool developed by UICC to help bring the growing cancer crisis to the attention of government leaders and health policymakers in order to significantly reduce the global cancer burden by 2020. To date, over half a million people have signed the Declaration at