World Cancer Day 2015 – Not beyond us

World Cancer Day 2015

A campaign to unite the world’s population in the fight against cancer, World Cancer Day is a global event taking place every year on 4 February. This year’s theme, “Not beyond us”, demonstrates a positive and proactive approach toward the disease, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer, and that they are within our reach. It is an opportunity to raise cancer awareness at the individual, community and governmental level, and mobilise solutions and catalyse change.

World Cancer Day 2015

Led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), a leading non-governmental entity founded in 1933 to promote greater unity and integration among cancer organisations, the 2015 campaign focuses on four key areas:

  • Choosing healthy lives
  • Delivering early detection
  • Achieving treatment for all
  • Maximising quality of life

In support of this important global initiative, we have gathered personalised messages from staff at CSI Singapore, as they reflect on their respective roles in the larger research community, as well as their thoughts and hopes for the future of cancer research, diagnosis and treatment.

You can play your part by supporting cancer research at CSI Singapore, and make a donation below today.

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“I have lost several family members and friends to cancer, however, what is promising to me is that two people I know are in remission after successful treatment and are able to lead normal lives.”

Terence Soh,
Laboratory Executive


“World Cancer Day is a great initiative so we can celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, remember those whom we’ve lost, and bring awareness to this disease so we can continue finding resources to fight cancer.”

Avencia Sanchez-Mejias Garcia,
Research Fellow

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“I contribute in a small way through research and believe that it is the many tiny contributions from researchers all around the globe that together will make the real impact.”

Dennis Kappei,
Special Fellow


“I provide useful microscopy knowledge to researchers, aiding them in visualising tumours with the goal of discovering novel biomarkers to treat cancer.”

Alif Hassan,
Laboratory Executive


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“As a researcher of basic cancer biology, I believe what we discover today will give an impetus to tomorrow’s transformation of cancer treatments.”

Qi Lihua,
Research Assistant