RATINGEN, Germany, January 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fujifilm Europe has announced its partnership with World Cancer Day, an initiative of the Union Internationale de la Cancer (UICC), the largest and oldest international organization dedicated to the fight against cancer. . Leading cancer community engagement, capacity building, and advocacy initiatives to reduce the global burden of cancer, increase equity, and integrate cancer control into global health and development agendas.
The day will be on the 4thth Held annually in February, it aims to raise awareness and education about cancer, as well as to encourage governments to take action against the disease.
This year’s theme is “closing the care gap” and focuses on the lack of access to health care for many people around the world. Half of the world’s population does not have access to all essential health services. When it comes to cancer, we live in a time of incredible advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, yet many people are denied access to basic care.
Fujifilm provides access to essential medical services for everyone to achieve universal health coverage. This applies not only to regions with poorly developed medical infrastructure, but also to developed countries. To that end, Fujifilm’s devices have long supported healthcare professionals in their rapid and accurate diagnosis. The company is constantly developing new devices, improving its technology and using advanced AI algorithms to make screening more accessible worldwide.
These solutions cover cancer prevention, detection and diagnosis, helping to detect the disease at an early stage. Toshihisa Iida, President and CEO of FUJIFILM Europe GmbH, said: “We are extremely proud to be a partner of World Cancer Day and to be committed to advancing the fight against cancer. We believe that access to medical care should be equal for all. and this can only be achieved by removing the geographic and economic barriers that block the latest innovations from reaching more patients. Although this is a difficult task, progress is being made and we will continue to support initiatives like this one to work towards our vision for a healthier world. .”
Dr. Cary Adams, Executive Director, International Cancer Society
“As individuals and as a community, we can and must come together to overcome obstacles. While we have made great strides in cancer treatment and control worldwide over the past decade, our progress is being slowed by the lack of addressing inequities in society. Closing the care gap is about ensuring justice, dignity and basic rights for everyone to live healthy and long lives.”
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About FUJIFILM Europe GmbH
Fujifilm operates more than 50 group companies and divisions in Europe, employing more than 6,000 people in R&D, manufacturing, sales and service, with FUJIFILM Europe GmbH, located in Ratingen, Germany, serving as the regional strategic headquarters. Across Europe, Fujifilm serves a wide range of industries including medical technology, biopharmaceuticals, electronic materials, industrial products, chemicals, graphics systems, optical equipment, data storage and photography. Over the past 20 years, the company has focused more on healthcare, from diagnosis to prevention and treatment. Today, Fujifilm in Europe offers a full range of patient care services, including cell culture and regenerative medicine solutions, in addition to research and development and CDMO production in advanced therapies, gene therapy and vaccines.
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About World Cancer Day
February 4 is World Cancer Day, a joint initiative by the Union Internationale de la Cancer (UICC) to raise awareness and education about the disease among governments and individuals around the world.
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FUJIFILM Europe GmbH
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FUJIFILM Europe GmbH
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