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 save millions of preventable 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. We do this through working directly with our members to develop a campaign that serves their differing organisational priorities; this is achieved through a two-pronged strategic approach:

  • UICC provides support through the development of 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, we work to secure and support digital, traditional and social media opportunities to raise public awareness of the day. Through the continued support of our membership and key partners, World Cancer Day is beginning to firmly cement 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 2020 – 4 Feb

 

 

World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 Feb.

 

 

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Words of support

"At Merck, we are proud to be a partner of World Cancer Day and to collaborate with our peers in supporting vital awareness and education activities, which are essential in reducing the global burden of cancer. Being a truly global initiative, we are keen, yet again, to engage with the oncology community and the public worldwide to do our part in continuing to advance cancer care for patients."

Maya Martinez-Davis, Global Head of Oncology Franchise

“Supporting World Cancer Day each year, gives the Samoa Cancer Society the opportunity to not only engage with local community members and their WCD activities, but most importantly, it gives us the platform to highlight and share cancer issues within our country, with government and other health sector providers." 

Shelley Burich, Executive Officer
World Cancer Day proudly supported by
World Cancer Day Partners, MSD, BMS and Merck
Last update: 
Thursday 22 November 2018
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