Study in Taiwan on cancer awareness
Cary Adams, CEO of UICC, recently visited Taipei where he attended a press conference organised by the Hope Foundation for Cancer Care. As a part of their activities for World Cancer Day on 4 February 2013, which focused on Target 5 of the World Cancer Declaration: Dispel damaging myths and misconceptions about cancer, under the tagline “Cancer - Did you know?”, the Hope Foundation for Cancer Care conducted a study to determine what Taiwanese knew about cancer and its treatement. The new data which was presented shows that Taiwanese people are generally aware of the causes and treatment successes of cancer. The concerted efforts of the government and local NGOs have clearly had a positive impact in the last few years.
The Hope Foundation for Cancer Care was founded in 2002, and has over 200 volunteers and 20 full time staff members.
They seek to provide cancer patients with the best care, all the resources, support, and knowledge they need, and to help them return to a healthy state and well-being. Their major programmes are cancer education, advocacy, cancer family service, building a cancer resource network, and international cooperation.
Hope Foundation for Cancer Care became full UICC member in May 2006.