In the news: World Cancer Day 2023

The International Cancer Prevention Institute organized World Cancer Day on February 4th 2023 as a public event held at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. Cancer survivors, patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, researchers and advocates came together to raise awareness about cancer and the importance of early detection and prevention.

The event featured a range of activities, including informative sessions by clinicians, policy makers and researchers. Several members of the CANCERPREV consortium contributed to the event. Prof. Gian-Paolo Dotto and Prof. Cathrin Brisken presented the CANCERPREV project, and Eirini Chrysanthou, Carlos Ronchi, Markus Kirolos Youssef and Jovan Isma presented their research findings through the form of oral presentations or posters – all this in an accessible fashion to accommodate to a broad audience.

At the end, a lively panel discussion took place with healthcare professionals, thanks to the interaction with the audience. Attendees also had the opportunity to connect with local cancer support groups, researchers and clinicians during the coffee break.

“We are thrilled to have hosted such a successful event for World Cancer Day,” said the founders of the International Cancer Prevention Institute, Prof. Dr. Gian-Paolo Dotto and Prof. Dr. Cathrin Brisken. “It was inspiring to see so many people come together to raise awareness about cancer prevention and to share their experiences and knowledge. We hope that this event will encourage more people to take action and we are looking forward to holding this event on a yearly basis.”

World Cancer Day is an international event held annually on February 4th to raise awareness about cancer and to encourage individuals, organizations, and governments to take action in the fight against cancer. For more information about the endeavors of the International Cancer Prevention Institution in cancer research, education and advocacy, or to stay updated on future activities, visit their website or reach out.

Watch the full World Cancer Day 2023 here!