“As individuals, as communities, we can and must come together and break down barriers. Closing the care gap is about fairness, dignity and fundamental rights to allow everyone to lead longer lives in better health.”Dr Cary Adams, CEO of the Union for International Cancer Control
Today – 4th February – is the World Cancer Day, an initiative for building and advocacy initiatives that unite the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity, and integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda.
This year’s theme is ‘closing the care gap’, and focuses on the lack of accessibility to health services faced by many people around the world.
Half the world’s population lacks access to the full range of essential health services. When it comes to cancer, many people are denied basic care, despite the fact that we live in a time of awe-inspiring advancements in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
As a proud partner of World Cancer Day, we are committed to advancing the fight against cancer.
Working with healthcare providers, our mission is to address unmet medical needs, helping to provide access to earlier cancer detection and diagnosis.
Whether it’s providing solutions to help strengthen cancer care delivered in the community, or pioneering new partnerships to provide better access to remote screening and diagnostic services, we know that the earlier cancer is detected – the better the changes of survival.
We are extremely proud to be a partner of World Cancer Day, and to show our dedication to advancing the fight against cancer.“Toshihisa Iida, President and Managing Director at FUJIFILM Europe GmbH