Wednesday, February 3, 2010

World Cancer Day 4th February 2010

The Charter of Paris chose the 4th of February as World Cancer Day. Since 2006, UICC has coordinated World Cancer Day activities, supported by members, partners and a variety of international bodies.

The World Cancer Day, 2010 theme is to "learn about vaccines against viruses that cause cancers (e.g. HBV vaccines)."

The World Health Organization joins with the sponsoring IUAC with a general theme of "cancer can be prevented, too." WHO adds the simple measures of no tobacco uses, a healthy diet and regular exercise and limited alcohol use to the above-mentioned protection against cancer-causing infections. continue reading