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Latest World Cancer Day Stories

2014-03-06 12:28:17

Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action Explores Impact of NCDs on Women NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arogya World, with partner organizations from multiple sectors, announced today, in advance of International Women's Day, the start of a global quantitative survey to gather the perspectives of 10,000 women in 10 countries on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Arogya World and its partners Novartis, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, American Cancer Society,...

WHO Report Warns Of Impending Global Cancer Disaster
2014-02-04 08:31:27

[ Watch the Video: World Cancer Day 2014 ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Coinciding with World Cancer Day, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IACR) released the World Cancer Report 2014, which highlights the need for health professionals around the world to strengthen prevention efforts on a disease that is quickly becoming a global health disaster. The report maintains that the “global battle against...

2014-02-03 20:22:40

GENEVA, February 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New UN Agency report shows cancer is now the world's biggest killer - with the number of cases set to explode in coming years World Cancer Day: On World Cancer Day 2014, a new global cancer report compiled by UN Agency, The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC [http://www.iarc.fr ]) shows:[1] - As a single entity, cancer is the biggest cause of mortality worldwide[2] - there were an...

2014-01-28 08:29:32

Annual World Cancer Day part of ongoing international campaign to challenge government leaders, providers and individuals to step up the fight against cancer PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking this year's World Cancer Day observation February 4(th), Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) has joined with an international network of cancer care providers and advocates to raise awareness of the disease and to encourage individuals and governments around the world to...

2013-11-19 12:29:09

CAPE TOWN, November 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Nations (UN) officials, Ministries of Health and leading international decision makers have come together for the first time in Africa to discuss the growing global cancer burden at the 2013 World Cancer Leaders' Summit (WCLS) which took place today at Cape Town City Hall. Organised by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and hosted by the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), the event is an...

2013-02-04 08:26:21

NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today is World Cancer Day, a day dedicated to increasing public awareness of cancer and dispelling misconceptions about the illness. Fitango, a collaborative e-Health platform, is showcasing the voices of cancer survivors, and encourages people to spend this day learning about prevention and speaking about their experiences with cancer. Even those who are currently cancer-free can benefit from raising their awareness and committing to...

2013-02-03 20:20:40

World Cancer Day: GENEVA, Switzerland, February 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On World Cancer Day, UICC and International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reveal real-life impact of achieving goal The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) today announced that 1.5 million lives which would be lost to cancer, could be saved per year if decisive measures are taken to achieve the...

2012-08-28 06:29:09

MONTRÉAL, August 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Includes call for cancer target inclusion in revision of UN's Millennium Development Goals Cancer control and government experts at the 2012 World Cancer Congress today outlined the priority actions needed to achieve the first United Nations' goal on non-communicable diseases (NCDs); an overall reduction in premature deaths by 25% by 2025. Four NCDs - cancer, heart and cardiovascular, diabetes, and chronic...

2012-02-03 14:00:00

Stand Up To Cancer & Union for International Cancer Control collaborate to urge participants from around the world to pledge better health choices at http://WorldCancerDay.SU2C.org Geneva, Switzerland / New York (PRWEB) February 03, 2012 Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) announced a long-term alliance today, with a multi-platform collaborative campaign in support of World Cancer Day on Saturday, February 4, 2012. Issuing a global call to...

2011-02-04 07:59:00

GENEVA, February 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New estimates released today, on World Cancer Day, by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF)[1] show that by eating a varied and healthy diet, undertaking regular physical activity, being at a healthy weight and limiting alcohol intake, about 340,000 cases of cancer in United States could be prevented each year. In fact, significant reductions in particularly common cancers could be achieved...