The GI Cancer Institute supports World Cancer Day – Feb 4 2018.
World Cancer Day 2018 is focused on how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.
Just as cancer affects everyone in different ways, all people have the power to take various actions to reduce the impact that cancer has on individuals, families and communities.
World Cancer Day is a chance to reflect on what you can do, make a pledge and take action. Whatever you choose to do ‘We can. I can.’ make a difference to the fight against cancer.
The ‘Signs for Change’ activity is a way to take a stand and raise awareness for #GICancer.
Let’s show the world what actions you’re taking, what you want policy makers to start doing, and ask what more can be done, now.
#WorldCancerDay focuses on key messages to reinforce how everyone can take action and do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer. A number of these align with the work of the GI Cancer Institute.
Through our focus on research we seek to ‘Inspire Action, Take Action’ by driving progress for GI cancer patients via a critical first step – i.e. pushing for actions that we know will improve survival rates and give cancer patients a better quality of life.
The GI Cancer Institute through its network of AGITG medical professionals and international collaborations, is continuing to ‘Join Forces’, collectively improving treatment outcomes for GI cancer patients here in Australia, via world class research and clinical trials.
Our latest ‘tele-trial’ pilot, which was initiated late 2017 from Orange Hospital, is one example of how we are ‘Improving Access’ to our ASCOLT clinical trial for regional and rural patients, and something we hope to see replicated for other trials in the future.
We aim to keep our community informed of new treatment advances and raise awareness of gastro-intestinal (GI) cancer to build greater support for the many rare and often rarely discussed cancers of the digestive tract – ultimately ‘Challenging Perceptions’.
We also seek to support each of the individuals within our community affected by GI Cancer to encourage them to make healthy lifestyle choices, understand the importance of early detection, make their voice heard and take control of their cancer journey.
You can read more via the below fact sheets provided by worldcancerday.org – click on each one to read more.
All resources sourced via www.worldcancerday.org