Cancer Prevention 4 Africa
World Cancer Day 2011 Campaign
To coincide with World Cancer Day 2011, on 4 February, the Africa Oxford Cancer Foundation (AfrOx) and the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) are working together to raise international awareness of the growing problem of cancer in Africa.
AfrOx and ESMO are launching the 'Cancer in Africa: The Runaway Train' video to galvanise the global community to stop the train and prevent as many cancer deaths as possible. The video can be watched below.
At present cancer kills more than 7 million people per year and is responsible for more deaths worldwide than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. It is estimated that if no action is taken, the situation will continue to deteriorate and by 2020 it is expected that there will be 16 million new cases per year. 70% of these new cases will occur in the developing world. But few people are aware of this.
YOU can support the campaign to raise international awareness of cancer in Africa in the following ways:
1. Watch the 'Cancer in Africa: The Runaway Train' video below.
2. Send a link to the video to your friends by facebook and twitter - using the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPPGAwEX7yc
4. Get involved and support AfrOx's work to improve cancer care in Africa by volunteering, donating or fundraising. Find out more by visiting www.afrox.org/supportus.
5. To learn more about the ESMO Developing Countries Task Force, please click here.