World Cancer Day

8.2 million people die of caner every year

Theme is ‘We can. I can’

Sun Online Desk

4th February, 2016 09:59:20 printer

8.2 million people die of caner every year

The World Cancer Day is being observed today (Thursday) in the country as elsewhere across the globe to raise awareness on cancer and its prevention.


This year’s theme  is ‘We can. I can’, exploring how everyone- as a collective or as individuals- can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.


According to data of the World Health Organization, Around 8.2 million people die of caner every year, an estimated 13 percent of all deaths worldwide.


Various organisations, including Bangladesh Cancer Society, have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the day.


National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital will organise a daylong programme.


Health Minister Mohammed Nasim will inaugurate the programmes.


A discussion will be held at the hospital in the afternoon where Nasim will speak as the chief guest.