In February 2000, more than 100 international leaders of government, patient advocacy leaders, cancer research organizations and corporations met in Paris at the first World Summit Against Cancer. The participants reaffirmed their commitment to the global eradication of cancer by signing The Charter of Paris Against Cancer.
The 10-point Charter of Paris Against Cancer is an international initiative to mobilise efforts and investments to empower cancer sufferers, guarantee their human rights and improve treatment worldwide
Among other things, the text establishes that February 4 shall be marked as "World Cancer Day" every year.
The full text is available below.
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