World Cancer Day

About World Cancer Day
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What it is

World Cancer Day is the one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. It takes place every year on 4 February.

World Cancer Day aims to prevent millions of deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease.

UICC continues to expand on the success and impact of the day and is committed to ensuring that year-on-year the event is seen and heard by more people around the world. UICC does this by developping a campaign that serves the different organisational priorities of its members worldwide. 

  • UICC offers tools and guidance to encourage its member organisations to run local cancer awareness campaigns that are aligned and adapted to the global World Cancer Day message.
  • On an above-country level, UICC works to seize digital, traditional and social media opportunities to raise public awareness of the day. 

Through the continued support of members and key partners, World Cancer Day has firmly cemented itself in calendars across the world.

To learn more about World Cancer Day, please visit the World Cancer Day website.

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World Cancer Day 2022 – 4 Feb

 

 

World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 Feb.

 

 

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until the next World Cancer Day

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Words of support
Vanina Laurent-Ledru, Sanofi

"As a sponsor for World Cancer Day, we believe that your health matters, no matter your age. As a part of our When Cancer Grows Old™ initiative, Sanofi is collaborating with the global cancer community, including advocates and healthcare providers around the world, to give people with cancer the best possible chance to grow older."

Vanina Laurent-Ledru, Vice President of Global Public Affairs, Sanofi Specialty Care
Kenji Lopez Cuevas, Cancer Warriors de Mexico

“While we have different languages, varied cultured and diverse origins, we share a common enemy: cancer. World Cancer Day reminds us that cancer affects millions around the world and that if we work together, we can defeat it".

Kenji Lopez Cuevas
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Wednesday 10 November 2021
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