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EVENT: World Cancer Day

A truly global event taking place every year on 4 February, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer and to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008. The primary goal of the World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer by 2020…

NEWS: Alcohol’s Cancer Toll Revealed

Alcohol’s cancer toll revealed
Alcohol consumption caused more than 700,000 new cancer cases and around 366,000 cancer deaths in 2012, mainly in rich countries, according to data reported to the World Cancer Congress in Paris.
Alcohol and cancer: new cases and millions of deaths
Comparing the cancer risk of people who consume alcohol, to that of people who do not, researchers calculated that alcohol was responsible for an estimated 5% of all new cancer cases, and 4.5% of deaths per year…

BLOG: Alcohol Fuelled Global Cancer Epidemic – 4 Facts To Turn The Tide

On World Cancer Day, WHO released World Cancer Report 2014 showing a scary picture of the global surge of cancer. Alcohol plays a major role in the epidemic that is fuelled by Big Alcohol. Prevention measures must be implemented to turn the tide, save lives and improve lifestyles of millions. And four facts are crucial in this mission…