Preventing cancer is the best way of reducing the burden of cancer. This is why we are supporting World Cancer Day on 4 February 2014, led by Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).
With the number of cases of cancer around the world estimated to increase to 19.3 million by 2025, we are uniting with organisations around the world to highlight the global campaign to debunk the damaging myths about cancer for this year’s World Cancer Day.
Action needs to be taken now to support policies and programmes that help people make healthy choices. So WCRF International and the WCRF Network of charities are working to influence policy and implement health information programmes to give people the information that will help them reduce their cancer risk.
WCRF International is calling on world leaders to urgently implement the World Health Organization’s Global Action Plan on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
This will help achieve the global 25x25 target to reduce preventable deaths from NCDs, including cancer, by 25% globally by 2025.
Read more about how we are working to influence decision-makers.