|When is World Cancer Day?|
|What is World Cancer Day?|
World Cancer day is an international day of recognition and awareness that was instituted in 2008 by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). The day features many educational and community events to encourage and support prevention, early detection, and treatment. The UICC's initiative is designed to substantially reduce illness and death from cancer by the year 2020.
Key areas of focus include healthy lifestyle choices, widespread screening, accessible treatment, and better quality of life for patients and survivors. Supporters of World Cancer Day can become involved in a variety of ways by distributing educational materials in print or digital form and by hosting fundraisers and other events to further cancer research.