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If it can’t get any better, you should stop – says a proverb. Yet, there are counterexamples. A successful health awareness campaign needs to be continued unconditionally, for example, even if many people already noticed it. World Cancer Day, taking place annually at February 4th, is one of these campaigns.
World Cancer Day 2014 continues the campaign’s streak from 2013 and sets out to debunk popular myths about cancer. They are contrary to well-founded public knowledge about the disease. World Cancer Day 2014 deals with these myths:
You can read the truth behind these myths at the official World Cancer Day homepage. There are also news, events and resources related to the topic. The World Cancer Declaration is worth reading, too. The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) set up nine objectives concerning cancer that should be fulfilled until 2025 in this document.
Current research can help reaching the objectives. Read more about cancer and research in imaging in our current Topic of the Month:
At MEDICA.de we found some news items for you that deal with research and healthcare politics concerning cancer: