In this month's newsletter, find out about the amazing successes of World Cancer Day 2013 and some key campaign highlights.

UICC Member Newsletter - Feb 2013

World Cancer Day - A successful campaign!

From Dr Benjamin O. Anderson, member of the UICC Board of Directors and Chair of the Membership Committee

We were very pleased to observe the active participation of our members to mark this day. There were many original and interactive activities that took place, such as a fashion show, a zumba flash mob, videos focusing on people's perception of cancer, as well as dedicated websites and online quizzes dealing with cancer myths and misconceptions. There were also high-level meetings, national and local campaigns, and many regionally adapted press releases. This represents a very small sample of all the actions that were taken on World Cancer Day 2013, but still, showcases the large variety of ways that people got involved in the cause.

The event, which takes place every 4 February, has progressively become a not-to-be-missed occasion to put cancer on the global agenda as a life-threatening disease for future generations. This awareness day has been gaining influence through raising the profile of cancer and increasing knowledge of the disease in peoples' minds and in the world's media.

The event, which takes place every 4 February, has progressively become a not-to-be-missed occasion to put cancer on the global agenda as a life-threatening disease for future generations.

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Advocacy

World Cancer Day 2013 was an opportunity to give an advocacy push before important international milestones. All member activities to mark the Day highlighted the importance of cancer being at the top of the global health agenda.

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World Cancer Day 2013 - Feedback & Reports

We can't wait to hear the details of how you marked the day! We are looking forward to receiving your activity reports and feedback. Please tell us what you did and how things went this year by using the reporting templates that we have available.

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Programmes

The UICC Cervical Cancer Initiative developed a World Cancer Day sub-campaign to showcase how this year’s theme could be adapted to a specific issue or type of cancer, and implemented by the members. There were two facts sheets and two webinars.

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Partnerships

UICC members can be part of the Champions Programme to support the core work of UICC on behalf of its members around the world. Learn more about existing partners’ activities.

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Congress

World Cancer Congress – Melbourne 2014. The call for session proposals will open within the next two weeks. Watch this space for imminent 2014 World Cancer Congress news and activities.

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Members' Corner

We thank you, our members, for actively participating to mark World Cancer Day. Learn more about new members, events and more!

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