4 February 2017: the world unites to raise cancer awareness

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Thursday 2 February 2017 


The 4th of February is World Cancer Day, a global campaign that takes place every year with the primary object of getting as many people as possible around the globe to talk about cancer.

This year the BIG Network will be participating in this international initiative as it is a day to collectively raise our voices and push for greater awareness, sharing what we know in the areas of cancer research, prevention, early detection, treatment and care. 

Linked to over 3.000 hospitals and over 10 000 world-class breast cancer experts, BIG is the largest international network dedicated solely to breast cancer. It is BIG’s belief that we will find a cure for breast cancer through global research and collaboration.
Even though research has made great strides against the disease we still have a long way to go to find a cure for all the women and men affected by it.

We are very excited to joined in this important global initiative by BIG member groups such as : ABCSGEORTCSOLTI and LACOG through Projeto Cura

About World Cancer Day 2016-2018

Taking place under the tagline ‘We can. I can.’, World Cancer Day 2016-2018 will explore how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer. Just as cancer affects everyone in different ways, all people have the power to take various actions to reduce the impact that cancer has on individuals, families and communities. World Cancer Day is a chance to reflect on what you can do, make a pledge and take action. Whatever you choose to do ‘We can. I can.’ make a difference to the fight against cancer.

About the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

Founded in 1933 and based in Geneva, Switzerland, UICC’s growing membership of over 900 organisations across 162 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. UICC is committed to delivering the targets of the World Cancer Declaration through strategic partnerships involving members and other institutions interested in fighting cancer. Together we aim to save millions of lives by focusing on what needs to be done by taking the lead in: • Convening the global cancer control community • Advocacy and putting cancer on the global health and development agenda • Coordinating high-impact global programmes including in the areas of: cancer registration, access to pain relief, women’s cancers, training and education, and childhood cancer For more information, please visit: