World Cancer Day 2015 Poster

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

WCD15 poster
For World Cancer Day 2015, the year theme is #NotBeyondUs. Image via @uicc.
Watch @DES_Journal diaporama and health posters album on Flickr.

World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February and is the single initiative under which the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), its members, partners and the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic.

Under the tagline ‘Not beyond us’, World Cancer Day 2015 will take a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer, and that they are within our reach. The campaign explores how we can implement what we already know in the areas of prevention, early detection, treatment and care, and in turn, open up to the exciting prospect that we can impact the global cancer burden – for the better.

World Cancer Day 2015 is articulated around four key areas of focus:

  • Choosing healthy lives
  • Delivering early detection
  • Achieving treatment for all
  • Maximising quality of life

Sources

On Flickr®

Cancer and choosing healthy lives

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

WCD15_Poster_HealthyLifeChoice
For World Cancer Day 2015, the year theme is #NotBeyondUs. Image via @uicc.
Watch @DES_Journal diaporama and health posters album on Flickr.

World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February and is the single initiative under which the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), its members, partners and the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic.

Under the tagline ‘Not beyond us’, World Cancer Day 2015 will take a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer, and that they are within our reach. The campaign explores how we can implement what we already know in the areas of prevention, early detection, treatment and care, and in turn, open up to the exciting prospect that we can impact the global cancer burden – for the better.

World Cancer Day 2015 is articulated around four key areas of focus:

  • Choosing healthy lives
  • Delivering early detection
  • Achieving treatment for all
  • Maximising quality of life

Sources

On Flickr®

Cancer and maximising quality of life

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

WCD15_Poster_QualityOfLife
For World Cancer Day 2015, the year theme is #NotBeyondUs. Image via @uicc.
Watch @DES_Journal diaporama and health posters album on Flickr.

World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February and is the single initiative under which the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), its members, partners and the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic.

Under the tagline ‘Not beyond us’, World Cancer Day 2015 will take a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer, and that they are within our reach. The campaign explores how we can implement what we already know in the areas of prevention, early detection, treatment and care, and in turn, open up to the exciting prospect that we can impact the global cancer burden – for the better.

World Cancer Day 2015 is articulated around four key areas of focus:

  • Choosing healthy lives
  • Delivering early detection
  • Achieving treatment for all
  • Maximising quality of life

Sources

On Flickr®

Cancer and delivering early detection

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

WCD15_Poster_EarlyDetection
For World Cancer Day 2015, the year theme is #NotBeyondUs. Image via @uicc.
Watch @DES_Journal diaporama and health posters album on Flickr.

World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February and is the single initiative under which the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), its members, partners and the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic.

Under the tagline ‘Not beyond us’, World Cancer Day 2015 will take a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer, and that they are within our reach. The campaign explores how we can implement what we already know in the areas of prevention, early detection, treatment and care, and in turn, open up to the exciting prospect that we can impact the global cancer burden – for the better.

World Cancer Day 2015 is articulated around four key areas of focus:

  • Choosing healthy lives
  • Delivering early detection
  • Achieving treatment for all
  • Maximising quality of life

Sources

On Flickr®

Cancer and achieving treatment for all

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

WCD15_Poster_Treatment_For_All
For World Cancer Day 2015, the year theme is #NotBeyondUs. Image via @uicc.
Watch @DES_Journal diaporama and health posters album on Flickr.

World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February and is the single initiative under which the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), its members, partners and the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic.

Under the tagline ‘Not beyond us’, World Cancer Day 2015 will take a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer, and that they are within our reach. The campaign explores how we can implement what we already know in the areas of prevention, early detection, treatment and care, and in turn, open up to the exciting prospect that we can impact the global cancer burden – for the better.

World Cancer Day 2015 is articulated around four key areas of focus:

  • Choosing healthy lives
  • Delivering early detection
  • Achieving treatment for all
  • Maximising quality of life

Sources

On Flickr®

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.

More information
  • 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.
  • Watch more media videos on @DES_Journal YouTube channel.

Action for Breast Cancer Foundation in Malta

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

WCD15 poster
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.

More information
  • 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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