News:The World Health Organization(WHO) has released a report on World Cancer Day.
About the report:
- The report aims to set the global agenda on cancer, mobilise stakeholders and help countries set priorities for investing in cancer control and universal health coverage.
Report on India:
- One in 10 Indians will develop cancer during their lifetime and one in 15 Indians will die of cancer.
- There were an estimated 1.16 million new cancer cases, 7.8 lakh cancer deaths and 2.26 million 5-year prevalent cases in India in 2018.
- The six most common cancer types in India are breast cancer, oral cancer, cervical cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and colorectal cancer.Together,these account for 49% of all new cancer cases.
About World Cancer Day:
- The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) organizes World Cancer Day on February 4 every year since 2000.
- The primary goal of the day is to prominently reduce illness and death caused by cancer.
- Theme for 2020:’I am and I will’.This theme has been proposed for the next three years.
About the Union for International Cancer Control:
- The Union for International Cancer Control is a membership based, non-governmental organization that exists to help the global health community accelerate the fight against cancer.
- It was founded in 1933 and is based in Geneva, Switzerland.