We need you in the fight against liver cancer, join # OctoberIs4Livers 2021
We are pleased to announce that this year’s # OctoberIs4Livers, GLI’s liver cancer education and awareness campaign kicks off with a special edition of GLI LIVE featuring Dr. Ned Sharpless, Director of the National Cancer Institute ( NCI). Join us on Friday, October 1, 2021 on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter for a solid and thoughtful discussion about the global threat of liver cancer and how the Global Liver Institute and NCI are working to fight this deadly disease. Dr. Sharpless joins a long list of renowned experts who have joined Donna Cryer, JD, Founder, President and CEO of GLI.
The GLI LIVE episode with Dr Sharpless is the first # OctoberIs4Livers activity in a series of engaging and informative global activities taking place throughout October to raise awareness about liver cancer and address the many disparities that exist. with this disease.
Each week the campaign focuses on a different topic in the liver cancer journey. Visit our website to learn more about our many exciting activities, including the Liver Cancer Word of the Day, a Virtual Liver Cancer Tumor Panel Discussion, informative social media posts and the launch of the first report on the state of liver cancer.
Here are four easy and effective ways to raise awareness, engage, and do your part to improve the lives of those living with liver cancer.
Use our social media toolkit: make some noise and educate yourself about # liver cancer and # OctoberIs4livers. This toolkit has been specially developed for our partners in advocacy organizations.
Sign and share the Call to Action: Pledge your support to double the five-year survival rate for liver cancer in your country.
Empower liver cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and their loved ones: encourage them to use our Tell Your Patient Story Toolkit to share true stories about living with liver cancer.
Join our #BossesWearBurgundy social media campaign: Use social media to honor the millions of people around the world living with liver disease. Post a photo of yourself in Burgundy, donate to GLI and dismantle the stigma of liver disease.
Liver cancer is a global health threat and one of the few types of cancer with increasing incidence and death rates. The World Health Organization‘s International Agency for Research on Cancer reported approximately 905,677 new cases and 830,180 deaths from liver cancer in 2020. Liver cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide . In the United States, the American Cancer Society estimates more than 42,000 new cases and more than 30,000 deaths from liver cancer in 2021. In the United States, the five-year survival rate was 20%. 2010 to 2016 (American Cancer Society), a two percent increase over the previous reporting period, but this rate is far too low.
Liver cancer disproportionately affects most racial and ethnic groups, and addressing these disparities from multiple angles is critical. Wide disparities in liver cancer death rates by sex, race / ethnicity, and condition persist, reflecting differences in the prevalence of major risk factors and, to some extent, inequalities in the disease. ‘access to high quality care. This # OctoberIs4Livers campaign is dedicated to creating a path to equity in liver cancer.
# OctoberIs4Livers reaches millions of people around the world in ways never before accomplished for liver cancer. Too often this very dangerous cancer is overlooked in discussions of public health and medical providers. Patients and their families suffer as a result, with late diagnoses, a lack of useful, practical and culturally appropriate information, and fractured treatment options, interventions and continuity of care.
Thank you for joining us during # OctoberIs4Livers.