Create a future without cancer.

The time to act is now.

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Each of us has a personal story that connects us to cancer, making it a driving force behind World Cancer Day.

Dr. Roger Dansey
SVP, Global Oncology Clinical Research MSD

World Cancer Day presents a unique occasion to rally our employees globally around an important cause and message.

Maya Martinez-Davis
Global Head of Oncology, Merck

World Cancer Day is an inclusive platform for voices from all corners of the world, including the remotest areas.

Sutapa Biswas
Executive Director, Cancer Foundation of India

World Cancer Day is a powerful opportunity to speak out, to call for action, to listen to cancer patients and their families, and to give them a voice.

Ana Fernández-Marcos
Director, Institutional Affairs & Strategic Alliances Spanish Association Against Cancer

World Cancer Day helps us to bring the message to our children to stay active, lead healthy lifestyles and not to be afraid.

Angela Boulton
School Business Manager, Rainford Brook Lodge

This World Cancer Day, we can make a difference for millions of people everywhere by committing to actions that will reduce the global threat of the disease.

Gary Reedy
CEO, American Cancer Society

It's important for BMS to support World Cancer Day and to partner with organizations such as UICC to help advance the voice of patients and what they value most around the world.

Catharine Trzaskawka
Head of Global Advocacy, Bristol-Myers Squibb

At Merck, we are proud to partner with the UICC to recognize World Cancer Day. Each year, our colleagues around the world unite to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the oncology community and advance cancer care for patients worldwide.

James Campbell
Global Head of Oncology Franchise, Merck

Our support for World Cancer Day will help elevate the need for access to early detection and diagnosis, as an enabler to precise treatment. On behalf of Diaceutics, I am honored to be a part of this effort and I will relentlessly drive better testing.

Peter Keeling
CEO, Diaceutics

It is not enough to simply develop a great medicine. I am a Pharma leader and I will commit to improving the diagnosis and treatment of cancer for patients all over the world. Working with other healthcare partners to realise the promise of a better tomorrow.

Jörg Rupp
Director, Roche Pharma International

Astellas is proud to support UICC in its efforts to inspire and empower people to take action to fight cancer on World Cancer Day and every day.

Dr. Peter Sandor
Vice President, Head of Oncology Therapeutic Area Marketing Strategy, Astellas

The mission of Daiichi Sankyo Cancer Enterprise is to leverage our world-class, innovative science and push beyond traditional thinking to create meaningful treatments for patients with cancer. We are dedicated to transforming science into value for patients, and this sense of obligation informs everything we do. We are proud sponsors of the UICC efforts in bringing “treatments to all” and awareness for World Cancer Day on February 4.

Antoine Yver MD MSc
Exec VP Global Head Oncology RD, Daiichi Sankyo

Cancer is one of the greatest health challenges of our time and we stand united with those facing cancer and their families. Together, let’s work to create a world without cancer.

Julie L. Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H.
Executive Vice President & Chief Patient Officer, MSD
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