With the campaign, we invite empathetic global citizens to come together and pledge to#TreatCancerProperly.

You can take a pledge by clicking here or on the image below:A World Cancer Day

Cancer Cannot Be Treated Lightly

We understand that scrutinizing social or linguistic behavior does not serve as a direct intervention to Cancer. But we hope to get enough people to talk about Cancer in the first place, and to understand that everyone has a part to play in the battle that the medical community plans on rolling out against this vicious disease, in the years to come.

Cancer claims almost 8.8 million lives every year. Half of these people – nearly 4 million of them die at an extremely early age (39-69 years) from Cancer. Cancer continues to be a global burden, owing to huge treatment costs and the uneven distribution and availability of adequate infrastructure to treat it.

Almost 70% of all cancer deaths occur in the developing world, because much of the latest Cancer innovations haven’t made their way into emerging markets yet. This also translates directly into a stark disparity between the declining cancer mortality rates in the developed world, and the accelerating Cancer incidence and fatality rates in third-world countries.

There Is Hope!

According to the Stanford Medical News Center, a breakthrough therapy, touted as a “Cancer Vaccine”, is now being phased into a human clinical trial. Ronald Levy – an Immunotherapy pioneer, is the brains behind this innovation and if successful, it could potentially hold the key to developing a cure for cancer.

(Read more here).

The silver lining in our battle against Cancer, is that many such therapies are being researched around the world, Monoclonal Antibodies and Immunotherapy treatments are gaining popularity and adoption, and most importantly, we as a species are today better equipped to fight cancer than ever!

It is now time to revisit the UICC goals of spreading awareness about Cancer, because unlike social evils, Cancer requires accurate medical intervention. The sooner every resident of this planet becomes aware of how important the right treatment at the right stage by the right doctor is, the faster we can eliminate this disease.

Together, We can, I can!