World Cancer Day – it is today!

World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4th February. It is the uniting global initiative under which the world comes together to raise the profile of cancer in a positive and inspiring way. The day aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and improving education about the disease. Furthermore it calls for action from governments and individuals across the world.

World Cancer Day 2023 is led by the theme “Close the care gap”. Firstly it recognizes inequities in health that exist for many populations. This is the second of a three-year campaign on equity.  Secondly it raises awareness about the lack of equity in cancer care and prompts action at every level to break down the barriers that exist for many people in accessing services and receiving the care they need. The theme was informed by a report issued by UICC entitled “The Social Determinants of Health and Cancer.”

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World Cancer Day in 2023

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) joins organizations worldwide to “Close the care gap.” This message acknowledges the many lives are lost due to disparities in cancer outcomes. NCCN’s motivation is to improve and facilitate quality, effective, equitable, and accessible cancer care so all patients can live better lives. This is also the aim for Cancer Center.AI team.

“Our hope is that the Health Equity Report Card will be able to serve as a roadmap for health care organizations working to improve their practice, a transparency tool for patients, and an assessment tool for payers and accreditation entities,” said Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer, NCCN. “Inequities in cancer outcomes across race and ethnicity have numerous contributing factors, including different levels of access to comprehensive insurance coverage, bias and discrimination in care delivery, and social determinants of health such as neighborhood and built environment, access to economic and educational opportunity, and food insecurity due to historic and ongoing structural discrimination. This accountability tool will be more than just a checklist exercise; we hope it will result in interventions that lead to meaningful, sustainable systems changes.”

Our Mission – faster cancer detection

Our mission is to combine state-of-the-art computer science research with medical imaging. In order to make the world of cancer treatment a better place we need to make use of the technology to the fullest. Our platform will  increase access to interventions for underserved populations. In other words, using advanced machine learning techniques in medical image diagnosis is the next big leap that our society needs to make to progress. Certainly, our tools facilitate this transformation.