UICC CEO Message on World Cancer Day 2015

For World Cancer Day 2015, the year theme is #NotBeyondUs

Cary Adams, CEO of UICC explains why World Cancer Day is important and encourages people around the world to mark World Cancer Day 2015.

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  • Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is a membership organisation that exists to help the global health community accelerate the fight against cancer.Founded in 1933 and based in Geneva, UICC’s growing membership of over 760 organisations across 155 countries, features the world’s major cancer societies, ministries of health, research institutes and patient groups.Together with its members, key partners, the World Health Organization, World Economic Forum and others, UICC is tackling the growing cancer crisis on a global scale.
  • Video published on 27 Jan 2015 by UICC channel.
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Action for Breast Cancer Foundation in Malta

For World Cancer Day 2015, the year theme is #NotBeyondUs

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HEAL is participating in World Cancer Day 2015 in Malta, backing action on environmental pollutants to close gap in cancer prevention.

Action for Breast Cancer Foundation in Malta is organising a both a morning and evening event for the World Cancer Day on February 4th at the Verdala Palace under the Distinguished Patronage of Her Excellency Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta.

The Conference will focus on Environmental Policy as a lever for cancer prevention and it is aimed for Health and Environmental NGO’s, Health Care Professionals, Medical doctors, Medical and Health Science Students etc.

Génon K Jensen, Executive Director of Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), is a keynote speaker and will welcome Malta’s initiative to emphasise the often forgotten aspect of the fight against cancer.

HEAL welcomes Malta’s initiative on World Cancer Day to highlight a missing link in cancer prevention by focussing on the role of environmental policy. We hope the experience can inspire other European countries to take up the issue during European Week against Cancer in May.

Within the past 18 months, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency (IARC) has officially recognised air pollution as a contributor to lung cancer. The experts also noted a positive association between higher levels of air pollution and an increased risk of bladder cancer.

Some chemicals in the work and home environment are known to be carcinogenic; others disrupt the human hormone system and are associated with hormonal cancers, such as breast cancer and prostate cancer. The incidence of both these cancers is high having increased rapidly in recent decades in Europe. Experts are in agreement that these upward trends cannot derive from genetics, or an aging population nor on better screening alone; environmental factors, especially exposure to certain hazardous chemicals, is one of the likely causes.

National cancer plans often address environmental factors – but much more needs to be done if the opportunities for primary prevention of cancer are to be fully optimised. “

HEAL’s work on Cancer & Environment

HEAL has been working since its inception in 2003 to bring attention to opportunities for preventing chronic conditions, including cancer, through the promotion of a less toxic environment.

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  • Further expected guests and speakers are amongst others EU Commissioner Karmenu Vella , Prof. Christian Scerri from the University of Malta, Esther Sant from Action for Breast Cancer Foundation, Europa Donna Malta and many more.
  • World Cancer Day is a global event taking place every year on February 4th with the aim to unite all for the fight against cancer and raising awareness about cancer and prevention.
  • Please find here the full programme of the event for the morning event and evening event.
  • Please find here the registrations links for either the morning session or evening session.
  • Environmental protection of personal importance to 99% of Maltese, timesofmalta, February 4, 2015.
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World Cancer Day 2014 Poster

Debunk the Cancer Myths

World Cancer Day 2014 poster
Promote the campaign for World Cancer Day by sharing posters with your friends and family

Debunk the Cancer Myths

  1. We don’t need to talk about cancer – PDF
  2. There are no signs or symptoms of cancer  – PDF
  3. There is nothing I can do about cancer  – PDF
  4. I don’t have the right to cancer care  – PDF

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The Global Growing Cancer Burden

Sign the declaration for a cancer free world!

The Global Growing Cancer Burden infographic
Sign Now the World Cancer Declaration : a tool to help bring the growing cancer crisis to the attention of government leaders and health policymakers in order to significantly reduce the global cancer burden by 2025.

This infographic – to download here – was developed to highlight some key figures from the World Cancer Report.
Sign Now the declaration for a cancer free world !

Sources: World Cancer Day 2014 resources.

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Cancer – Burden in Low – and Middle – Income Countries

Sign Now the declaration for a #cancer free world!

Burden in Low- and Middle-Income Countries infographic
Sign Now the World Cancer Declaration : a tool to help bring the growing cancer crisis to the attention of government leaders and health policymakers in order to significantly reduce the global cancer burden by 2025.

This infographic – to download here – was developed to highlight some key figures from the World Cancer Report.
Sign Now the declaration for a cancer free world !

Sources: World Cancer Day 2014 resources.

All our posts tagged cancerinfographicsWorld Cancer Day 2014.

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Countries and National Cancer Control Plans

Sign Now the declaration for a cancer free world!

Growing Burden in LMICs vs Countries with Plans

Countries and National Cancer Control Plans infographic
Sign Now the World Cancer Declaration : a tool to help bring the growing cancer crisis to the attention of government leaders and health policymakers in order to significantly reduce the global cancer burden by 2025.

This infographic – to download here – was developed to highlight some key figures from the World Cancer Report.
Sign Now the declaration for a cancer free world !

Sources: World Cancer Day 2014 resources.

All our posts tagged cancerinfographicsWorld Cancer Day 2014.

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Cancer is the World’s Biggest Killer

Sign the declaration for a cancer free world!

Cancer is the World's Biggest Killer infographic
Sign Now the World Cancer Declaration : a tool to help bring the growing cancer crisis to the attention of government leaders and health policymakers in order to significantly reduce the global cancer burden by 2025.

This infographic – to download here – was developed to highlight some key figures from the World Cancer Report.
Sign Now the declaration for a cancer free world !

Sources: World Cancer Day 2014 resources.

All our posts tagged cancerinfographicsWorld Cancer Day 2014.

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Eight Twitter Tips for Health-related Events

Eight Tips for using Twitter effectively

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Eight Twitter Tips for Health-related Events

Download a useful infographic to use Twitter around health-related events effectively:

1. Remember, they’re following YOU
2. Be their ears and eyes too
3. Use the event hashtag
4. Be original
5. No time like the present
6. Quote of the day…
7. A picture, a thousand words etc
8. Be a Twitter advocate

Sources: World Cancer Day 2014 Social Media and PDF

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I don’t have the right to cancer care !?

All people have the right to access proven and effective cancer treatments and services on equal terms, and without suffering hardship as a consequence

Debunk the Cancer Myths

poster of Cancer Myth 4 I don't have the right to cancer care
Cancer Myth 4: get involved, download the poster, postcard and fact sheet.

Truth:

All people have the right to access proven and effective cancer treatments and services on equal terms, and without suffering hardship as a consequence.

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There is Nothing I Can Do about Cancer !?

There is a lot that can be done at an individual, community and policy level, and with the right strategies, a third of the most common cancers can be prevented

Debunk the Cancer Myths

Cancer Myth 3 There is nothing I can do about cancer image
Cancer Myth 3: get involved, download the poster, postcard and fact sheet.

Truth:

There is a lot that can be done at an individual, community and policy level, and with the right strategies, a third of the most common cancers can be prevented.

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