World Cancer Day

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World Cancer Day
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Also called WCD
Observed by UN Members
Observances Awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention
Date 4 February
Next time 4 February 2016 (2016-02-04)
Frequency annual

World Cancer Day is marked on February 4 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.[1]

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  1. ^ "World Cancer Day 2013 One-Pager (English)". UICC. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 

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