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08 March 2021

Cancer Awareness Day

Date: 27 March, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/JoinCancerAwarenessDay

The Charter of Paris Against Cancer was signed on the 4th of February 2000 by French President, Jacques Chirac and General Director of UNESCO, Kōichirō Matsuura. Marking World Cancer Day on 4th February, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) gives voice and says thank you to the nurses, doctors, researchers, volunteers, advocates, and other caregivers in oncology from around the world, as well as government agencies, who have worked over the past 12 months through the COVID-19 pandemic. Prof. Anil D’Cruz, President of UICC and Director of Oncology at Apollo Hospitals in India, said: “It appears quite certain that disruptions to cancer services in the past year will lead to diagnosis at later stages which in turn will translate into higher cancer-related mortality. Worse still the wider economic impact of the pandemic on cancer care in all probability will be felt for many years to come, even in high-income countries – in low- and middle-income countries, the impact is unfathomable. However, it is heartening to see the incredible response of the cancer community to mitigate these consequences both in India and elsewhere. Their stories are inspiring and these organisations need all the support we can provide to keep doing their incredible work.

The theme for 2021 is: I am and I Will: Together, all our actions matter.

This year is a reminder of the enduring power of cooperation and collective action. When we choose to come together, we can achieve what we all wish for: a healthier, brighter world without cancer. To commemorate the “World Cancer Day”, the Public Health Research Group of Taylor’s University School of Medicine has decided to support the initiative to create awareness on “Cancer” to help the public understand the epidemiology of cancer, treatment options, and the application of technology in diagnostics through innovative and novel approaches. The School has lined up speakers from the Hospital Clinicians, the President of National Cancer Society of Malaysia and Researchers from Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Taylor’s University to educate those who want to know more on this disease. So, join us on 27th March, 2021 (Saturday) at 2pm via Zoom to commemorate this wonderful event. 


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SPEAKERS

Professor Dr. Yu-Ming Wang

Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan.

Dato’ Dr. Saunthari Somasundaram

National Cancer Society Malaysia.

Professor Dr Ho Gwo Fuang

University of Malaya, Malaysia

Professor Dr. Chong Pei Pei

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Taylor’s University, Malaysia.

Dr Looi Chung Yeng

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Taylor’s University, Malaysia.

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