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''Better Survival'' is achievable #throughourhands

''Better Survival'' is achievable #throughourhands

As International Childhood Cancer Day (February 15) is approaching, we would like to inform our members and community about the joint three-year campaign for ICCD (2021-2023).

Currently in its 20th global edition, the annual International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD, 15 February) is the opportunity to honour and highlight the cause, reflect on past milestones, and put forward bold ideas for future collaboration.

The three-year campaign is designed to use the universal image of colourfully painted handprints of children. These handprints will represent survival rates for children with cancer on a national, regional and international scale.

The 2021 ICCD campaign theme is: #throughourhands
Focus is on giving tribute to the children and adolescents with cancer, their bravery, their courage, and their resiliency; we also recognize the mark their lives have on the world and how they shape our shared future.

The 2022 theme is: #throughyourhands
Focus is on paying tribute to the medical team/health care workers and the positive impact they have on the lives of children/adolescents with cancer and vice versa.

The 2023 theme is: #throughtheirhands
Focus is on paying tribute to the families and caregivers and the impact they have on the lives of children/adolescents with cancer and vice versa.

Access 2021 Campaign Materials
Tree of Life – Virtual and Physical

This year, we invite all the members of the CCI family and SIOP members to participate in this global campaign by creating a Tree of Life for your
country, symbolizing that childhood cancer is curable and showing the key elements contributing to “Better Survival”.
The tree will be formed by the multi-coloured handprints of children, representing the survival rate of children with cancer in your country. The roots will represent the key elements for ‘Better Survival’ as follows:

1. Responsive government policy
2. Timely and accurate diagnosis
3. Effective treatment
4. Multidisciplinary care
5. Palliative & supportive care
6. Family support
7. Qualified workforce
8. Available and affordable essential medicines
9. Cancer registry
10. Rehabilitation and reintegration


How Can You Get Involved?

Social Media
Raise awareness by participating in our #throughourhands Campaign! Use our campaign material and using the hashtag #throughourhands as well as #ICCD2021 #cureall when posting on social media.

Access 2021 Campaign Materials


Tree of Life – Virtual and Physical


What else is planned?

February 12, 2021

Look out for the joint SIOP and CCI blog post which will be published on February 12th on the UICC blog to highlight the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of cross-talk and coordination between COVID-19 response strategies and childhood cancer care at all governance levels and involving all stakeholders, in particular parents and healthcare professionals.

February 15, 2021

WHO event on International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD)
All Hands In to Accelerate CureAll Implementation: WHO will convene the global cancer community in a two-hour virtual event that will provide the opportunity to celebrate the success of the GICC participating countries and to launch the GICC Technical Package and new tools that will contribute to accelerating the implementation of the Initiative. Invited speakers include Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (WHO), Prof Kathy Pritchard Jones (SIOP), Dr João Bragança (CCI), Dr Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo (St Jude) and our SIOP Patron HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan.
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February 21, 2021

Release of our policy paper in e-cancer medicine "The Threat of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Reversing Global Life-Saving Gains in the Survival of Childhood Cancer: A Call for Collaborative Action from SIOP, IPSO, PROS, WCC, CCI, St Jude Global, UICC, WHPCA"


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