World Cancer Research Day is observed to highlight the importance of cancer research in the field of cancer treatment. The vision of World Cancer Research Day is to raise awareness among citizens, institutions and world leaders of the importance of cancer research and thank the extraordinary contributions of cancer researchers worldwide. Statistics prove that improvements in the field of cancer treatment due to cancer research has resulted in a vast improvement in the survival rates and decline in death rates. We at ZenOnco.io, join the cancer organisations around the world to promote cancer research on the causes, methods of prevention, improved treatment methods, and tests to aid the early detection of cancer.
According to International Agency for Research on Cancer (IACR), cancer will be a leading cause of death in the coming years, with approximately 21.6 million of the population being affected with cancer each year and 13 million deaths expected by 2030. It means that by 2030, one person would be diagnosed with cancer every 1.5 seconds while one person will die every 2 seconds. These figures are a cause of grave concern, and without improvements in the field of cancer research, this could become a reality.