Gulf Medical University (GMU), the leading private medical university in the region owned and operated by Thumbay Group observed World Cancer Day at the university campus in Ajman, on Thursday, 4th February 2016.
Students conducted talks on cancer and the importance of safeguarding against the disease. They demonstrated the issues related to cancer and played games designed to spread cancer awareness. Informative presentations detailing the causes, symptoms, nature and precautions of various types of cancer were also conducted by the students.
World Cancer Day was established by the Paris Charter adopted at the ‘World Summit against Cancer for the New Millennium’ in Paris on 4 February 2000. It takes place every year on 4 February. World Cancer Day aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease.