September 24th Is World Cancer Research Day
World Cancer Research Day is held on September 24 each year. The initiative was established in 2016 with the aim of highlighting the importance of research in understanding and finding new treatments for cancer.
Why does it matter?
By 2030 cancer could be the leading cause of death worldwide with 13 million potential cancer related deaths, nearly a 60% increase from 2014 with a further 21.7 million new cancer cases each year. This means that in 2030 someone will die of cancer almost every two seconds and someone will be diagnosed with cancer every 1.5 seconds.
Life expectancy and productivity loss, together with cancer related disabilities account for the largest economic cost on a global scale.
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