World Cancer Day is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the largest and oldest international cancer organisation dedicated to taking the lead in convening, capacity building and advocacy initiatives that unite the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity, and integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda.
They believe that access to life-saving cancer diagnosis, treatment and care should be equitable for all – no matter where you live, what your income, your ethnicity or gender.
They believe that governments must be accountable and national leadership on policies, legislations, investment and innovation is key to accelerated progress.
They believe that every action matters, whether it is small or big, and that by working together we will create lasting change.
This World Cancer Day, they recognise the power of working together.
They know that every single one of us has the ability to make a difference, large or small, and that together we can make real progress in reducing the global impact of cancer.
This 4 February, they call on you, whoever and wherever you are, to play your part in creating a cancer-free world.