ESMO Supports World Cancer Day 2016

World Cancer Day 2016: Putting Patients Centre Stage

ESMO Workshop: Cancer Patient Advocacy Networks Driving Research


On World Cancer Day 2016, ESMO is putting cancer patients centre stage by organising a workshop dedicated to exploring ways that advocacy networks can drive research. The workshop will take place in Brussels 5-7 February.

“Patients are the largest under-used resource of our health systems,” said Dr Bettina Ryll, Sweden, Chair of the ESMO Patient Advocates Working Group. “Oncologists and other professionals are constantly pushing the edge of science to find new treatment options. Patients must also be involved every step of the way. This workshop will give participants new insights and tools to help turn information into action.“

Read the ESMO Press Release for World Cancer Day 2016 – ESMO and Patient Advocates, Together to Support Research

Annals of Oncology: Exploring how everyone can do their part

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This year, World Cancer Day takes a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, exploring how everyone can do their part.

Read a free collection of articles from Annals of Oncology reflecting this year’s theme: We Can. I Can.

ESMO Patient Guides

On World Cancer Day (and every day), share ESMO’s Resources for Cancer Patients:

ESMO’s Resources for Cancer Patients

World Cancer Day: get involved

You can get involved in the World Cancer Day social media campaign by sharing a picture or a video of your ‘talking hands’ on social media. It’s as simple as: writing or painting supportive and inspirational messages on your hand(s) - using the ‘We Can. I Can.’ theme - and post a picture or a video using the hashtags #WorldCancerDay and #WeCanICan.

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Follow all the news and updates on Twitter by using the hashtags #WorldCancerDay, #WeCanICan and #TalkingHands.

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Post and repost about #‎WorldCancerDay‬ on Facebook

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Like and posts the #‎WorldCancerDay photos on Instagram