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11 posts not to miss from International Women’s Day 2024
Mar 9, 2024, 19:24

11 posts not to miss from International Women’s Day 2024

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8th. Below are featured some of the posts that celebrate the achievements of women in the field of Oncology.

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

All women should have equal access to care. The stark inequities in women’s cancer cases reveal the need for concerted efforts to ensure access to prevention, screening, and treatment resources, regardless of socioeconomic status or geographical location.

Ahead of International Women’s Day, read about UICC’s engagement with members and partners to support international commitments on cervical and breast cancer.

Kimryn Rathmell (USA)

Today and every day, we celebrate the strength, resilience, and achievements of women worldwide. Happy International Women’s Day! Let’s continue to lift up, empower, and advocate for gender equality in all aspects of life.

Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu (Nigeria)

When we inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we forge a better world. Wishing everyone a very productive International Women’s Day.


Karen Knudsen (USA)

On this International Women’s Day, I’d like to share my gratitude for the incredibly accomplished women that I have the privilege to work with on the American Cancer Society executive team. These women are a force!

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EGFR Resisters

March 8 is International Women’s Day. Thank you to all of the wonderful women that work to improve the lives of patients with lung cancer! This photo only represents a very small portion of the number of women pioneering in this field! We appreciate you all.


Sendurai Mani (USA)

Happy International Women’s Day to all! Women truly are the center of the universe. Proud to share that in my lab, the majority of our trainees are women, showcasing the incredible talent and potential they bring to the forefront of science and research.

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Ophira Ginsburg (USA)

Happy International Women’s Day from all of us The Lancet Commission on Women, Power, and Cancer! Kudos to all our many collaborators, advisors, patient advocates and mentees, and thank you to our partners! Please join us in our movement to advance true EQUITY for all at the nexus of women, power, and cancer. Read our report here.

The Nobel Prize

Historically, much of the gender gap in earnings could be explained by differences in education and occupational choices. However, 2023 economic sciences laureate Claudia Goldin showed that the bulk of this earnings difference is now between men and women in the same occupation, and that it largely arises with the birth of the first child.

Goldin was awarded the prize for advancing our understanding of women’s role in the labour market. She has given us a deeper understanding of the factors that affect women’s opportunities in the labour market.


Shikha Jain (USA) and Women In Medicine

So many incredible Women In Medicine driving change, advocating, working towards fixing the system. Tag some below.

Quoting Women In Medicine:

Happy International Women’s Day! Closing the gender gap in healthcare benefits us ALL. Let’s work together to keep women in healthcare for the health of our communities. Follow our WIM Mosaic Campaign, learn more about the Women In Medicine in your communities!


Sunil Verma (USA)

March 8 is International Women’s Day.

Progress for women means progress for all. International Women’s Day serves as an important moment in time to celebrate the women in our lives and acknowledge the moves we’ve made toward equity and continue advancing that progress. The 2024 theme, “Inspire Inclusion” resonates with us as we work together to progress forward to bring equal gender representation and support greater and stronger women voice in all aspects of society.

At AstraZeneca, we aim to foster inclusivity and champion equality by actively working toward gender parity. It is our responsibility to advocate for the diverse contributions of women in every stage of the healthcare journey to ensure medical advancements and innovations are developed with them in mind. This includes the work of my talented and dedicated colleagues Nicole Hardt, Heather Moses, Shirin Ahmed, Susan Mccutcheon, Tabetha Sundin, Norah Shire, Deepa Lalla and Nana Scotto. From expanding opportunities for women in scientific research, to equal representation in clinical trials; focusing on inclusion and challenging biases will help us transform cancer care and improve outcomes for patients.

Gender parity is crucial for health and education, social progress, economic growth, and better decision-making, and I’m proud to help give voice to that today as an ally. If we work together to strive for gender parity, then we can work toward creating a better future for all of us, where differences are valued and celebrated and build a better future. To all the women in this world, Happy International Women’s Day.

VCCC Alliance

For International Women’s Day 2024, we asked three preeminent Australian women about their experiences in the cancer sector.

In 2023, a commission published in The Lancet, led by Dr Ophira Ginsburg, National Cancer Institute (NCI), found that unequal power dynamics were having a profoundly negative impact on women globally, impeding their ability for timely and accurate cancer diagnoses.

What we received were observations about how this plays out in Australia, candid personal experiences, and inspiring ideas about what we can do next to change the status quo. A special thank you to Georgina Long, Gail Garvey and Caitlin Delaney for sharing your stories.

by OncoDaily Editorial Team.