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International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) 2013

The theme of this year's International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) on February 15th is: "Early Detection...Making a Difference."

ICCD is a day of observance initiated by the International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organizations (ICCCPO) to raise public awareness throughout the world of childhood cancer. The campaign was initiated in 2002 and has been held on Feb. 15th ever since.

This year's campaign will focus on early detection, which will also include the early warning signs as part of the campaign. ICCCPO member organizations (of which OPACC is one) will be distributing a leaflet stating that: cancer is curable; early detection does improve survival rates; treatment should ideally happen at a specialized hospital and some other basic information on childhood cancer. Leaflets will be distributed electronically via e-mail, social media, on websites, and in-person to members of the public.

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