World Cancer Day 2019

For nearly 20 years, the Union for International Cancer Control has brought the world together  in a unified front against cancer. World Cancer Day aims to “unite the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity, and integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda” (worldcancerday.org).

The Eye Cancer Foundation’s goals closely align with those put forth by World Cancer Day. Life-saving diagnostic techniques and treatment methods for cancer should be accessible to everyone throughout the world. This is the exact reason why the ECF has emphasized and supported the placement of fellowship-trained cancer specialists in unserved and underserved countries for the past 20 years. While we continue researching and innovating for more precise treatment, we also want interventions available in order to halt the preventable deaths of children with retinoblastoma and patients with cancers of the eye and orbit.

“We believe that access to life-saving cancer diagnosis, treatment, and care should be equal for all – no matter where you live, what your income, your ethnicity or gender…We believe that individuals, together can create change.” – worldcancerday.org

This coming World Cancer Day, consider supporting and raising awareness for eye cancer, a rare cancer variety in critical need of worldwide acknowledgement.


More about World Cancer Day: https://www.worldcancerday.org/

Donate to the ECF: https://eyecancercure.com/donate

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