*All statistics provided by UICC.
World Cancer Day is a unique day in the year when the world can unite under a single theme to highlight the on-going fight against cancer. It takes place every year on February 4. World Cancer Day aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising cancer awareness in the general public and pressing all governments to take action against the disease.
World Cancer Day is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and has been an official, recognized day since 2005. The UICC is the leading international non-governmental organization dedicated to the prevention and control of cancer worldwide, with over 800 member organizations across 155 countries.
Varian will be supporting World Cancer Day. You have an opportunity to participate by signing the World Cancer Day Declaration at http://www.worldcancerday.org/declaration/sign-declaration. Signing the declaration helps to bring the growing cancer crisis to the attention of government leaders and health policy makers, and to drive new government commitments in the global fight against cancer and other con-communicable diseases.
Engage family, friends, collogues and anyone you know through your social networks via Twitter and Facebook. Send out a message about World Cancer Day or retweet our messages @VarianMedSys, @VarianVsCancer and @DearCancer. Follow the conversations or participate at www.facebook.com/worldcancerday