Wednesday, February 4, 2009

World Cancer Day 2009

World Cancer Day is marked on 4 February to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. It is led by the International Union Against Cancer (UICC), a global consortium of more than 280 cancer-fighting organizations in over 90 countries.
The campaign emphasizes that 43% of cancers can be prevented through these healthy behaviors:

  • Provide a smoke-free environment for children
  • Be physically active, eat a balanced, healthy diet, and avoid obesity
  • Learn about vaccines for virus-related liver and cervical cancers
  • Avoid over-exposure to the sun

- Wikipedia

Science Fair Project Information
Title: Everything About Skin Cancer
Subject: Medicine
Grade level: Elementary School - Grades 4-6
Academic Level: Ordinary
Project Type: Descriptive
Cost: Low
Awards: 1st place, Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair (2006)
Affiliation: Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair (VSF)
Year: 2006
Description: Main topics: our skin; types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squarmous cell carcinoma (SSC), malignant melanoma; skin cancer prevention.

Link: http://www.virtualsciencefair.org/2006/pare6b2/

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