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HOW WE CAN ESCAPE THE CONTEMPORARY CANCER SCOURGE!

Sunday June I, 2014 was International Cancer Survivors’ Day. It is a day set aside globally, to celebrate all cancer survivors, their families and all those who contributed to their survival (the ‘co-survivors’); a day to show the world that there is life after a cancer diagnosis. It is also a time to stand up […]

THE BIG WAR: DETAILS OF NATIONAL CANCER WEEK

The current focal cause of CECP-Nigeria is the BIG WAR against cancer aimed at “Taking Cancer Prevention to the Grassroots” using Mobile Cancer Centres (MCC). As part of the BIG WAR, there shall be an advocacy week titled ‘National Cancer Week’ commencing on June 1, 2014, which is marked as International Cancer Survivors Day all over the world. The climax of the Week […]

PRESS RELEASE: THE BIG WAR AGAINST CANCER: UNVEILING PLANS FOR NATIONAL CANCER WEEK

As part of the campaign to acquire the 37 Mobile Cancer Centres that will take the BIG WAR against cancer to the doorstep of every Nigerian, there shall be a fund-raising banquet titled ‘Banquet of Stars Against Cancer’ (BOSAC) at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotel and Suites Victoria Island, Lagos on Sunday 8th […]

Cancer: Overcoming Myths with Love

The current focal cause of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP-Nigeria) is ‘Taking Cancer Prevention to the Grassroots’ through the use of Mobile Cancer Centres (MCCs). Tuesday, February 4, was World Cancer Day (WCD). World Cancer Day was established by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to raise awareness about cancer in order to […]

FLAG OFF OF THE BIG WAR AGAINST CANCER’ IN NIGERIA

  As part of activities to mark the World Cancer Day, February 4, 2014, the BIG WAR Against Cancer in Nigeria was flagged off at Lagos Airport Hotel.2014. Lady Ibru recounted the last two years of the life of her late husband and the trauma she went through. Practically everyone in the packed hall shed […]

OF CHRISTMAS, TATA AND SOCIETAL WELL-BEING: – A YULETIDE REFLECTION

Far from being just a time for festivity and merry making, the central lesson of Christmas is the call to sacrificial giving for the welfare of humanity, following the example of God who at Christmas gives us his best. In this article we shall attempt to reflect on the message of Christmas through the prism […]

NATIONAL PINK DAY – “TAKING CANCER PREVENTION TO THE GRASSROOTS”

OVERVIEW October is an International Cancer Awareness Month (ICAM), with special emphasis on breast cancer, the commonest cancer among women globally. The ICAM is an annual international campaign against the cancer pandemic. The symbolic colour for the month of October is pink. The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP-Nigeria) has designated the 18th of October, every […]

HOW BAD IS THE CANCER SCOURGE IN NIGERIA? GET THE FACTS AND FIGURE!

CANCER IS THE No. 1 KILLER OF MANKIND. It kills more people than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Cancer is now being diagnosed in one out of every three persons Nigeria has the 13th lowest life expectancy in the world, and cancer is a major contributor 80% of cancer deaths worldwide occur in developing countries […]

WINNING BY QUITTING: HOW TO QUIT SMOKING

OVERVIEW Stopping smoking is the single most important step that smokers can take to enhance the length and quality of their lives. Why is it so hard to quit smoking? : The answer is the nicotine found in tobacco. It’s as addictive as heroin or cocaine. Smokers become physically dependent on and emotionally addicted to […]

A Tribute to Tayo Aderinokun, MD of GTB (Died of Cancer on 14th of June, 2011)

As you know cancer kills 10 Nigerians every hour. The disease has cost Nigeria some of its brightest professionals, one of whom we remember today. The stellar qualities of Mr Aderinokun who was affectionately called ‘Uncle T’ shines through in the following tribute by his friend, Mr Fola Adeola, OON. By FOLA ADEOLA, OON I […]