What and Why

This initiative was originally designed to contribute to the objectives
of the World Cancer Declaration in promoting cancer research and
keeping its momentum going. It aims to acomplish the scientific advances
that will lead towards achieving the goal that brings us together: to defeat cancer.

SOCIAL IMPACT OF CANCER:

It is estimated that by 2030 cancer will be the leading cause of death worldwide with new cases expected to increase to 21.6 million each year. According to the GLOBOCAN report, in 2012 there were 14 million new cases diagnosed and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths worldwide

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CANCER:

Life years and productivity loss, together with disabilities
resulting from cancer account for the largest economic cost
on a global scale,
compared to other causes of death
including infectious diseases.

IMPORTANCE OF CANCER RESEARCH:

One of the most important areas is to support and promote research on the causes, prevention and early detection of cancer as a key element in controlling the disease. This will lead us towards the discovery of a cure for cancer or transforming the disease into a chronic illness, both approaches translating into higher survival rates.

RESEARCH MILESTONES:

Research is a long-distance run , a collaborative run made posible with the effort of researchers from various fields working together towards a common aim: to defeat cancer. Several achievements, already exemplify the key role of research to defeat cancer, such as:

  • Vaccine against the human papillomavirus
  • Imatinib Discovery
  • Trastuzumab
  • Fecal immunochemical testing

FACING CHALLENGES:

By facing up to the current main cancer research challenges,
we can speed up research and beat cancer sooner:

  • Effective strategies for prevention and early detection.
  • Improved diagnosis
  • Development of treatments to save lives and make cost savings.
  • Achieving sustainable funding.
  • Research training.
  • Creating a global research infrastructurel.

CALL TO ACTION:

We need to appeal to the active involvement of citizens, institutions and leaders from various fields supporting the advancement of research to further improve survival rates
and the quality of life of those affected by the disease.

SOCIAL IMPACT OF CANCER:

It is estimated that by 2030 cancer will be the leading cause of death worldwide with new cases expected to increase to 23.6 million each year (1). According to the GLOBOCAN report, in 2012 there were 14 million new cases diagnosed and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths worldwide

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CANCER:

Life years and productivity loss, together with disabilities
resulting from cancer account for the largest economic cost
on a global scale,
compared to other causes of death
including infectious diseases.

IMPORTANCE OF CANCER RESEARCH:

One of the most important areas is to support and promote research on the causes, prevention and early detection of cancer as a key element in controlling the disease. This will lead us towards the discovery of a cure for cancer or transforming the disease into a chronic illness, both approaches translating into higher survival rates.

RESEARCH MILESTONES:

Research is a long-distance run , a collaborative run made posible with the effort of researchers from various fields working together towards a common aim: to defeat cancer. Several achievements, already exemplify the key role of research to defeat cancer, such as:

  • Vaccine against the human papillomavirus
  • Imatinib Discovery
  • Trastuzumab
  • Fecal Immunochemical testing

FACING CHALLENGES:

By facing up to the current main cancer research challenges,
we can speed up research and beat cancer sooner:

  • Effective strategies for prevention and early detection.
  • Improved diagnosis
  • Development of treatments to save lives and make cost savings.
  • Achieving sustainable funding.
  • Research training.
  • Creating a global research infrastructurel.

CALL TO ACTION:

We need to appeal to the active involvement of citizens, institutions and leaders from various fields supporting the advancement of research to further improve survival rates
and the quality of life of those affected by the disease.

AS WE SPEAK CANCER HAS A
SURVIVAL RATE CLOSE TO 50%
MOSTLY THANKS TO RESEARCH EFFORTS.

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