Posted on February 4, 2010
February 4th is World Cancer Day – an annual global awareness-raising initiative organized by the International Union Against Cancer (UICC ) that shines a spotlight on the small, everyday changes that can lower cancer risk.
World Cancer Day 2010 as an opportunity to share the vital, life-saving, evidence-based message that we are not powerless before this disease. The evidence is in, and its shows that steps can be taken, by anyone, at any age, to help protect against cancer.
AICR President Marilyn Gentry shares her thoughts on this important day.
AICR is marking World Cancer Day by launching two translated summaries of our major policy report, This report translates the scientific evidence into clear recommendations that show how all levels of society – government, individuals, schools, workplaces, the media, and more – can work together to reduce cancer incidence around the globe. Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention.
Working with the
Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), we’ve produced a Spanish summary of the policy report that tailors recommendations to Latin American countries and regions.
We’ve also partnered with the
Brazilian National Cancer Institute (INCA) to produce a Portuguese summary that speaks to the policy makers in Brazil and other countries where cancer rates are rising.
We’re launching both translations today, at events in Washington and Rio de Janeiro. We’ll keep you posted.
Posted on December 14, 2009
Just 12 days to ’till Christmas.
If you feel like you’ve been swimming against the (Yule) tide this year,
this month’s has 12 tips for staying fit and active. AICR eNews
Our production assistant
Becky strapped on a pedometer and recorded how many steps it took her to perform various seasonal activities – everything from decking the halls to trimming the tree.
Check out her article to see how she did.
Posted on December 10, 2009 December 10, 2009
This time of year can get crazy, and many of us get through it by telling ourselves that we’ll start taking better care of our health — AFTER the holidays are over.
“I’ll run a marathon!” “I’ll head to the gym every morning!” “I’ll bike to work!”
All laudable goals, to be sure. But one speaker at
our Research Conference argued that such sudden, sweeping changes are tough to make permanent, and only set us up for failure.
wrote about him, and his preferred approach to getting more activity, lowering weight — and lowering cancer risk — in this month’s . AICR eNews