Press releases

Official World Cancer Day Press Release

World Cancer Day: highlighting physical activity in the global fight against cancer 

Worldwide cases of cancer predicted to reach 21.7 million by 2030

Saturday 4 February 2017 – World Cancer Day: Geneva, Switzerland - Today, on World Cancer Day, millions are urged to get active to help combat one of the world’s most deadly diseases. Under the banner ‘We can. I can.’ the day will encourage people to be more active - in every sense - in the fight against a disease that, in less than two decades, will directly affect up to 21.7 million1 people per year.

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FEMAMA mobiliza discussões sobre tratamento do câncer de mama com parlamentares de 8 estados

ONGs pedem audiências públicas pelo país com o objetivo de proporcionar tratamentos adequados às pacientes

Instituições integrantes da FEMAMA (Federação Brasileira de Instituições Filantrópicas de Apoio à Saúde da Mama) em todo o país entregam, nesta quarta-feira (1º), requerimentos a deputados estaduais para a realização de uma série de audiências públicas em que serão discutidas as condições de tratamento de pacientes de câncer de mama metastático no país.

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Highlighting physical activity in the global fight against cancer

World Cancer Day: Montreal, Canada - McGill University - On World Cancer Day, February 4, millions are urged to get active to help combat the world’s most deadly disease. Under the banner ‘We can. I can.’ the day will encourage people to be more active – in every sense – in the fight against a disease that, in less than two decades, will directly affect up to 21.7 million people per year.

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The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer wants Canadians to get off the bench and get involved in cancer control - This year the Partnership is using the power of sport to empower Canadians to pledge how ‘We Can. I Can.’ help reduce the burden of cancer

February 1, 2017 (Toronto) – On February 4, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership) will once again join organizations across the globe to mark World Cancer Day. The Partnership will support the Union for International Cancer Control’s (UICC) global initiative “Support through Sport,” to harness the collective power of sport by encouraging fans, organizations and personalities from across the globe to use their voice show their commitment on World Cancer Day.

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Liga Dominicana Contra el Cáncer y Luguelín Santos, juntos en campaña de prevención

Con el objetivo de reforzar su trabajo de prevención, la Liga Dominicana Contra el Cáncer, Inc., realizará su campaña de concienciación “Podemos trabajar en la Prevención”, para lo cual utilizará la imagen del atleta dominicano Luguelín Santos. Así se dio a conocer en una nota de prensa, luego de un encuentro que sostuvo el velocista con la tesorera de la entidad, señora Ivanovna Varela, y la encargada de relaciones públicas, Bernadette Sánchez.

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World Health Organization - Early cancer diagnosis saves lives, cuts treatment costs

3 February, 2017 ¦ GENEVA: New guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), launched ahead of World Cancer Day (4 February), aims to improve the chances of survival for people living with cancer by ensuring that health services can focus on diagnosing and treating the disease earlier.

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McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer - Reflecting on our global impact this World Cancer Day

The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer will celebrate its fifth birthday on World Cancer Day, February 4. The only centre of its kind in the world, it was established by Cancer Council Victoria and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to make an impact on cancer globally by using the law.

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International Diabetes Federation - We can /I can act to reduce the global burden of two major non communicable diseases: diabetes and cancer

Brussels 4 February 2017: Diabetes and cancer, two major causes of death and disability in Europe have much in common, including the fact that they are highly preventable. It is time to act individually and collectively.

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Giornata Mondiale Contro il Cancro: riflettori puntati sull’attività fisica nella lotta globale contro il cancro - Si stima che le morti per cancro nel mondo triplicheranno entro il 2035

Sabato 4 Febbraio 2017 – Giornata Mondiale contro il Cancro: TORINO.  Oggi, nella Giornata Mondiale contro il Cancro, l’UICC (Union for International Cancer Control) esorta milioni di persone a diventare attive per contribuire a combattere la malattia più mortale del mondo.

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‘We can. I can.' Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre can!

KUALA LUMPUR, 4 February 2017 – In conjunction with World Cancer Day 2017, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is honoured to announce that it will be the venue of choice for the Union for International Cancer Control’s (UICC) World Cancer Congress 2018. Themed “Strengthen. Inspire. Deliver” and hosted by the National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM), the Congress will take place from 1 to 4 October 2018 and is expected to attract 3,000 cancer and health professionals from over 135 countries.

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Swiss Cancer League: « We can – I can » : la Ligue contre le cancer accompagne le retour au quotidien

26 janvier 2017 – Berne, Suisse: A l’issue d’une thérapie anticancéreuse, les patientes et patients souhaitent, dans la mesure du possible, reprendre le cours normal de leur vie. De nombreuses personnes touchées considèrent ainsi la reprise de leur activité professionnelle

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CANSA –The Cancer Association South Africa: World Cancer Day 4 Feb 2017 – Time to Inspire Action & Take Action!

16 January 2017 – South Africa: This year’s World Cancer Day, taking place on Saturday, 4 February, is the second to fall under the three-year World Cancer Day ‘We Can, I Can’ campaign. The theme highlights how everyone, together or individually, can help reduce the global burden of cancer. Inspire Action, Take Action, is the message CANSA is emphasising in 2017.

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Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon and Partners Announce Design Competition Winners on World Cancer Day - Winners Designed “Homes-Away-from-Home” For Women with Cancer in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (February 4, 2017) -- Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon®, along with the American Cancer Society, the George W. Bush Institute, HKS, Inc., Southern Methodist University (SMU), and T-MARC Tanzania, today announced the winners of Hostels for Hope, an international architecture and design competition to find new ways of constructing “home-away-from-home” communities for women undergoing cancer treatment in Tanzania.

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New guidance for bosses supporting employees with cancer announced ahead of World Cancer Day

A report which makes a number of recommendations for employers welcoming back staff who have battled cancer has been announced today to coincide with World Cancer Day. Academics from Loughborough University’s National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) were part of a team commissioned by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) which was asked to establish a ‘best practice’ for supporting workers who had received treatment for cancer.

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