The World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. Its primary goal is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer. aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease.
The total economic cost of cancer is 1.16 US trillion. 70% of all cancer deaths occur in the least developed parts of the world, while 90% of low and middle income countries don't have access to radiotherapy which was one of the essential way to treat cancer. The world cancer day's target is to reduce premature cancer deaths from non-communicable diseases by 25% by 2025.
UICC provides support through the development of tools and guidance to encourage its member organisations to run local cancer awareness campaigns that are aligned and adapted to the global World Cancer Day message. UICC continues to expand on the success and impact of the day and is committed to ensuring that year-on-year the event is seen and heard by more people around the world.
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