World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

Cochrane Cancer supports and coordinates the work across multiple Cochrane Review Groups dealing with the topic of Cancer. The Network is made up of six Cochrane Review Groups conducting research in Breast Cancer, Childhood Cancer, Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancers, Haematology, Lung Cancer and Urology.’  These Cochrane Review Groups provide reliable evidence required to make important decisions on issues concerning cancer and related topics. Cochrane Review Groups facilitate the identification of reports of clinical trials and carry out systematic reviews of available evidence. These are published on the Cochrane Library, and updated periodically as new evidence is identified. This ensures that Cochrane Reviews are relevant, useful, usable, and used.

To mark World Cancer Day, we have collated a selection of  highly viewed Cochrane Reviews on cancer: