"The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) unites and supports the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to ensure that cancer control continues to be a priority in the world health and development agenda."
On the 4 February back in 2000, World Cancer Day was written into the Charter of Paris Against Cancer. The milestone document was signed in the French capital by the country’s President at the time, Jacques Chirac and the then UNESCO General Director, Kōichirō Matsuura.
Access to timely and quality assured cancer treatment is crucial for successful outcomes and decreasing the global cancer burden. Fortunately, new and innovative treatments for many cancers are constantly being developed.
In Portugal, about 400 children and adolescents under 18 years are diagnosed with cancer every year. To help young cancer patients and their parents face some of the challenges, Hernâni Zão Oliveira launched the HOPE project.