The World Cancer Day

The World Cancer Day takes place every year on February 4. It aims to prevent millions of deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease.

It is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the largest and oldest international cancer organisation dedicated to taking the lead in convening, capacity building and advocacy initiatives that unite the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity, and integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda.

The iToBoS project, aimed at all stakeholders involved with cancer in general and melanoma in particular, is aligned with the motivations of the World Cancer Day.

Skin cancer is the most common human malignancy and its incidence has been increasing in the last decade. Within the general category of skin cancers, melanoma constitutes the main cause of death. Fortunately, melanoma may be cured if treated at an early stage. Through research and the development of novel solutions for early diagnosis, as well as collaboration, education and dissemination, the project members share the challenging goals in the global fight against cancer.

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