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February 04, 2024

What is World Cancer Day 2024?

By codingstreets

CELEBRATION

World Cancer Day is an international observance held annually on February 4.

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ORIGIN

It was established on February 4, 2000, at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium in Paris.

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UICC

The day is led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008.

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OPPORTUNITY

It’s an opportunity to rally the international community to end the injustice of preventable suffering from cancer.

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GOAL

The primary goal is to raise awareness of cancer and encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

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AWARENESS

The day targets misinformation, raises awareness, and reduces stigma.

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INITIATIVES

Various initiatives are run on this day to show support for those affected by cancer.

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RECOGNIZED

The observance is recognized by the United Nations.

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CLOSE THE GAP

Each year has a specific theme, for example, the theme for the years 2022-2024 is 'Close the care gap.

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DAY MARKED

The day is marked by hundreds of events around the world.

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