It’s World Cancer Day on Sunday 4th February and we will spend that day globally considering the impact of cancer. More than a hundred organisations are working together for the Dutch World Cancer Day. We want to increase cancer awareness by jointly presenting activities and encouraging cancer patients and their loved ones to find their way to the right care and support.
The www.wereldkankerdag.nl (Dutch) website will provide you with information regarding the special campaign, as well as a clear map which shows the dozens of activities which will be taking place throughout the country, especially for World Cancer Day.
Vraag Vandaag (Ask today)
The Dutch Cancer Society will be broadcasting the online Vraag Vandaag programme for the first time on World Cancer Day. A live broadcast, all about the latest news regarding the fight against cancer. The programme will be presented by Lieke van Lexmond (RTL presenter) and Dennis Wilt (RTL Weather). Viewers at home can ask questions about cancer, prevention, treatment, nutrition, smoking and complaints during and after the disease via the online chat feature. The questions will be answered during the course of the afternoon by a panel of experts from the organisations working together for World Cancer Day.
“I unfortunately know a number of people who have been ill, or who are currently still dealing with cancer.”- Lieke van Lexmond
Celebrity Work Placements
An important part of Vraag Vandaag is that Dutch celebrities go on work placements with researchers, in order to find out more about cancer.
For example, Monic Hendrickx (actress in the Penoza series) will be going on a work placement with Prof. Dr. Joachim Aerts (Erasmus MC), who talks about a new vaccine against asbestos cancer, one of the deadliest cancers. The initial results with this vaccine have looked very promising.
Ruud Feltkamp (actor and DJ) will be going on a work placement with Dr. Martin van Royen and Prof. Dr. Guido Jenster MSc (Erasmus MC), in a bid to find out everything there is to know about the detection of prostate cancer in urine. This test isn’t just much more patient friendly, but is also expected to be able to add value to the current diagnostics. This will allow for many patients to avoid invasive treatment.
will be on from 15:00 – 15:45 on Sunday 4th February on www.kwf.nl
and on www.wereldkankerdag.nl
. On all other days of the year questions can be submitted to www.kanker.nl
; the Dutch Cancer Society’s online-platform, where (ex-)patients and their loved ones can find and discuss all information regarding cancer throughout the entire year.