World Cancer Day raises awareness about the disease

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Today marks the 10th anniversary of World Cancer Day. The goal is to raise awareness about the disease and push people to take action.

Dr. Randall Holcombe, from New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, spoke to CCTV America about World Cancer Day. Dr. Holcombe is the Deputy Director of The Tisch Cancer Institute.

World Cancer Day raises awareness about the disease

Today marks the 10th anniversary of World Cancer Day. The goal is to raise awareness about the disease and push people to take action. Dr. Randall Holcombe, from New York's Mount Sinai Hospital, spoke to CCTV America about World Cancer Day. Dr. Holcombe is the Deputy Director of The Tisch Cancer Institute. The World Health Organization says there are more than 100 types of cancer. Every year, more than 8 million people die from cancer around the world. That's 13 percent of all deaths. Over the next 20 years we could see a 70 percent rise in new cancer cases.

The World Health Organization says there are more than 100 types of cancer. Every year, more than 8 million people die from cancer around the world. That’s 13 percent of all deaths.

Over the next 20 years we could see a 70 percent rise in new cancer cases.