Tagged: World Cancer Day

BLOG: 3 Reasons Why The Alcohol-Cancer Link Is A Social Justice Issue

Alcohol-related cancer deaths are a global public health crisis. For breast cancer globally, alcohol is the single biggest risk factor. In total, alcohol-related cancer causes 650.00 deaths every year. But awareness and understanding of the alcohol-cancer link remains shockingly and a far cry from the levels of awareness of smoking and cancer. In this blog post, Maik argues that this is not only a public health issue but really a matter of social justice. He explores three dimensions that include the role of the alcohol industry, the behavior of individuals and the wider dimension of policy change…

EVENT: World Cancer Day

A truly global event taking place every year on 4 February, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer and to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008. The primary goal of the World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer by 2020…

PRESS RELEASE: Alcohol Causes Cancer. What Are We Going To Do About It?

IOGT International, along with several global partners and in recognition of World Cancer Day, calls on nations to recognize the connection between alcohol use and cancer, which has been known by scientists at least since the 1980’s. Joining IOGT International is the US Alcohol Policy Alliance, the New York Alcohol Policy Alliance, the Harlem Health Promotion Center of Columbia University, and the Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness…

BLOG: Alcohol Control Would Prevent Cancer Incidences

The rise of cancer worldwide is a major obstacle to human development and well-being… immediate action is needed to confront this human disaster, which touches every community worldwide, without exception…

BLOG: Alcohol Fuelled Global Cancer Epidemic – 4 Facts To Turn The Tide

On World Cancer Day, WHO released World Cancer Report 2014 showing a scary picture of the global surge of cancer. Alcohol plays a major role in the epidemic that is fuelled by Big Alcohol. Prevention measures must be implemented to turn the tide, save lives and improve lifestyles of millions. And four facts are crucial in this mission…