Published: 21 January 2015

Discover a positive, proactive approach to cancer this World Cancer Day

On Wednesday 4 February, the University of Surrey will host a programme of events to mark World Cancer Day - a worldwide event which takes a positive and proactive approach to fighting cancer and demonstrates solidarity to those affected by it.

Events include inspirational lectures from leading healthcare professionals, academic staff, free fitness classes, and expert diet and nutrition advice. The day is open to all, and will be held at Surrey Sports Park, Guildford from 8am to 12noon.

Alongside local and national charities and organisations such as Cancer Research, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Prostate Project and The Eve Appeal, the University will offer the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, early detection and how Surrey’s revolutionary cancer research is benefitting the community on both a local and global scale. 

Dr Lisa McCann, Senior Lecturer in Cancer Care at the University of Surrey said: “Macmillan Cancer Support has recently indicated that there will be 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK in 2015.  World Cancer Day is the ideal opportunity to take a proactive and positive stand against cancer, empowering individuals to maximise their quality of life and I would encourage all in the local area to make use of the amazing expertise on offer on this important day.”

See the full World Cancer Day programme.


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