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Insights from the World Cancer Day, Feb 4
Feb 11, 2024, 18:41

Insights from the World Cancer Day, Feb 4

OncoDaily features some insights from around the world on the World Cancer Day, Feb 4:

Sendurai Mani/LinkedIn

Raising Hope on World Cancer Day: Charting a New Course for Pancreatic Cancer Care.

Thanks to the leaps in medical science, we’ve witnessed remarkable success in increasing the five-year survival rates to 90% for breast cancer and 97% for prostate cancer. However, the battle against pancreatic cancer remains daunting, with a survival rate still at a sobering 12.5%.

This World Cancer Day, let’s galvanize our collective efforts to boost the pancreatic cancer survival rate from 12.5% to beyond 90%. The path ahead is lit with promise, driven by unwavering dedication, groundbreaking innovations, and synergistic collaborations within the global scientific community.

Teams from around the world, including our Legorreta Cancer Center at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, are developing personalized omics and precision medicine strategies. Together, we are committed to turning the tide against cancer, aiming to fight and defeat it.

Jayasree Iyer/X

Seeing the engagement from different organizations and people on World Cancer Day is touching; I continue to call on pharma companies to read and actively support the call to action in the below letter and from the many who engaged yesterday. Read further.

Rami Manochakian/X

On World Cancer Day:

-We celebrate the great progress we made in the Fight Against Cancer
-We commit to:

  • Keep advancing Cancer Research
  • Keep advancing Cancer Education
  • Keep enhancing Cancer Care to help every Patient with Cancer EVERYWHERE.

Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu/LinkedIn

Yesterday, I was a panelist on Project PINK BLUE’s
World Cancer Day symposium.

I discussed the exit of two major pharmaceutical companies-GSK Sanofi (and 3 other multinationals) from Nigeria. It will have no doubt have a detrimental effect on access to some cancer medicines/services. Unfortunately, that is the macroeconomic reality of dollar-denominated organizations.

However, it should also be seen as an opportunity for private sector growth and a call for government to boost local manufacturing capacity.

It was significant that we had in attendance, the Honorable Ministers of Health and Budget, who made valuable contributions on how to Close The Care Gap. Kudos Runcie C.W. Chidebe and team.

Dégi László Csaba/LinkedIn

World Cancer Day – Psycho-Oncology for a Healthier Africa.
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in our live webcast today! Your presence and engagement truly made this event a success.

We had insightful discussions on the central role of Psycho-Oncology in the Global Cancer Agenda, the WHO Package of Interventions for Rehabilitation (PIR), and the role of Psycho-oncology in Cancer Prevention and Control. Your interest and active participation have brought us one step closer to understanding and implementing Psycho-Oncology and Palliative Care in African National Cancer Control Plans.

Thank you again for joining us on this journey towards a healthier Africa. Let’s continue to learn, share, and make a difference together!

Jemma Arakelyan/LinkedIn

On World Cancer Day, let’s remember that behind every line and curve on research paper graphs are real stories of hope and resilience. Each data point represents the tireless efforts of scientists and researchers working towards better treatments and a cure for cancer. There’s still much more to do in the fight against cancer. Let’s be kind, connected, and make a difference!

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus/LinkedIn

Everyone has been touched by cancer, and new estimates show that about 1 in 5 people globally will develop cancer.

On World Cancer Day, the World Health Organization calls on all countries to invest in access to cancer services – prevention, screening, and treatment. It is essential to ensure all patients in need receive timely care if we are to achieve Health For All.

Tulsi Jose/X

On World Cancer Day -let’s recognize the burden that cancer takes on communities worldwide and take action to — Close The Care Gap,
– Stop Tobacco use,
– Increase access to screening, prevention,
– Improve access to ALL cancer treatments,
– Ensure equal access to Biomarker testing.

Vivek Subbiah/LinkedIn

Today is World Cancer Day.

“Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” James Baldwin

Sunday Motivation is to Explore innovative strategies and collaborations to break barriers and ensure wider access to cutting-edge clinical trials for patients with cancer.

Isabel Mestres/LinkedIn

I am returning home tonight after celebrating World Cancer Day in Kigali and Nairobi, where I could witness how both cities are working very hard to Close The Care Gap.

A local journalist asked me how can cities close the cancer care gap.
My response:
– People-Centricity: Patients’ voices should be heard, and actions should follow.
– Systems Thinking: Local interventions must take a holistic approach, considering the dynamics of the entire healthcare system.
– Data-driven: Informed decisions are crucial. Evidence and context matter.
– Locally-Led: Empower local stakeholders to take charge of decision-making processes in their cities.
– Multi-Sectoral Approach: All sectors and disciplines should be around THE table. This is not a one-single-actor game.

With the support of all our partners, City Cancer Challenge is taking these principles into actionable steps and collectively working towards a world where access to quality cancer care is a reality for everyone.

Thank you to all our partners!

Thanks to the incredible C/Can team on the ground for your leadership and commitment Beatrice Okumu, Marlene Mumukunde, and the regional director Sophie Bussmann-Kemdjo.

World Health Organization (WHO)/X

Today is World Cancer Day.

We look at the global cancer burden (2022 estimates):
– 20 million new cases,
– 9.7 million lives lost,
– 53.5 million survivors within 5 years after diagnosis.