UMdL agrees with World Cancer Day (WCD) 2016 organized by Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and supported by World Health Organization (WHO) and International Agency of Research on Cancer (IARC). All over the World more than 600 events are planned for the event.
WCD was estabilished by the Paris Charter adopted at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millenium (Paris, 4th Febraury 2000).
Keywords of this WCD: We Can Ispire, take Action; I Can Ask for Support; I Can Be Myself; I Can Love, and Be Loved; I Can Make Healty Lifestyle Choices; I Can Return to Work; I Can Share My Story; I Can Speak Out; I Can Support Others; I Can Take Control of My Cancer Journey; I Can Understand That Early Detection Save Lives; We Can Build a Quality Cancer Workforce; We Can Challenge Perceptions; We Can Create Healty Environments; We Can Improve Access to Cancer Care; We Can Make the Case for Investing in Cancer Control; We Can Mobilise Our Networks to Drive Progress; We Can Prevent Cancer; We Can Shape Policy Change; We Can Work Together For Increased Impact. All materials campaign are available at this link.
In Italy WHO data showed 93,800 deaths for cancer in males and 73,400 in females in 2014 (Cancer Mortality Profile). Data showed among males high incidence of prostate cancer, lung cancer, colorectum cancer, bladder cancer and kidney cancer; among females high incidence of breast cancer, colorectum cancer, lung cancer, thyroid cancer. Among adult risk factors obesity was 22,5% in males and 24,8% in females [Source: WHO – Country cancer profile 2014 – Italy].
[updated 04 February 2016]