World Cancer Day theme I Am And I Will


Looking for a simple but impactful way to be part of World Cancer Day? Harvestingstars International Youths Foundation has put together various programs like social media campaign, seminars and road show to support 2020 World Cancer Day.

World Cancer Day, organized by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and celebrated each year on 4 February, is an opportunity to rally the international community to end the injustice of preventable suffering from cancer.

This year’s theme, “I can, we can” acknowledges that everyone has the capacity to address the cancer burden. We can work together to reduce cancer risk factors. We can overcome barriers to early diagnosis, treatment and palliative care. We can work together to improve cancer control and achieve global targets to reduce premature mortality from cancer and NCDs.

To encourage not only organisations and corporates to mark the Day but also individuals, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) – the custodians of World Cancer Day – has launched a social media campaign to raise awareness of the Day and the World Cancer Day campaign theme ‘We can. I can.’ as a collective or as individuals – do our part to reduce the global burden of cancer. Please visit (link is external) to know more about the 2016-2018 new campaign.

The ‘Talking Hands’ campaign (link is external) is an entertaining and easy way to get involved in World Cancer Day, to show your support to the fight against cancer and increase the global impact of the Day.

Everyone is invited to join the global effort whether you are an individual (carrier, cancer patient/survivor, healthcare professional, cancer advocate, etc.) or an organisation (NGO, cancer organisation, association, cancer patients groups, etc.) or a corporate looking for an activity to engage your staff in World Cancer Day and/or share your key messages.




Cancer Statistics

Population in 2012: 166.6m
People newly diagnosed with cancer (excluding NMSC) / yr: 102,100
Age-standardised rate, incidence per 100,000 people/yr:  100.1
Risk of getting cancer before age 75: 10.4%
People dying from cancer /yr: 71,600

Data from IARC GlobalCan (2012)


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