World Cancer Day

I am. I will.

February 4 marks the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day, a global initiative to raise awareness, improve education and increase personal, collective and government action. All to create a world where millions of people are saved from preventable cancer deaths, and access to life-saving cancer treatment and care is equal for all – no matter who you are or where you live.

At World Cancer Research Fund, we will be doing our part to raise awareness of preventable cancers, leading a healthy lifestyle, and the role government should be playing to help everyone make healthy choices. Follow @wcrfint on Twitter to stay up-to-date!

To mark World Cancer Day, our charity in the Netherlands, Wereld Kanker Onderzoek Fonds, once again held the Purple Ribbon campaign with the message ‘You don’t face cancer alone’. The ribbon can be worn with pride on 4 February as a token of support for loved ones living with cancer. 
What will you do? Start with our Cancer Health Check

Protecting children from harmful marketing

Last week we launched the third report in our policy series: Building Momentum. This report acts as a playbook for governments and policymakers on how to implement restrictions on junk food marketing to children in the face of industry interference. In particular, the importance of a child rights-based approach was highlighted. 

What is a rights-based approach? »

The Lifestyle and Cancer Symposium

On 24 January, American Institute for Cancer Research, our charity in the US, hosted a symposium at the George Washington University that addressed the impact of lifestyle on cancer risk and outcomes, from evidence to action across research and policy. AICR's VP of Research, Nigel Brockton, explains why willing is not enough; we must do!

What action is need? »

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We are a not-for-profit organisation that leads and unifies a network of cancer prevention charities with a global reach. These charities are the American Institute for Cancer Research in the US, World Cancer Research Fund UK, Wereld Kanker Onderzoek Fonds in the Netherlands and World Cancer Research Fund Hong Kong.