Today on the occasion of World Cancer Day, Roche's Head of Global Access Jens Grueger sat down for a special conversation with UICC CEO, Cary Adams.
On a day which particularly encourages conversation and dialogue, this sit down conversation over Skype raises important topics, including the multi-dimensional challenge of global access to treatment and the need for collaboration to achieve a cohesive response to the cancer burden.
“The solution to cancer has to be through governments, civil society and companies working together. We need to bring different organisations together with the support of governments, believing in the same thing – that we need to stem the tide of cancer.” Cary Adams, CEO of UICC
Watch the full conversation.
World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February and is the uniting global initiative under which the world comes together to raise the profile of cancer in a positive and inspiring way. Spearheaded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the day aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and improving education about the disease alongside calling on governments and individuals across the world to take action.
2019 will be the first year of the new three-year campaign, ‘I Am and I Will’. The new theme is an empowering call for personal commitment and represents the power of our actions taken now to reduce the growing impact of cancer. This year follows on follows on the back of last year’s tremendous campaign success, including nearly 1,000 activities taking place in 130 countries, over half a million tweets, and more than 50 governments participating in 2018.
For more information, please visit: www.worldcancerday.org