February 4, 2020, World Cancer Day

February 4, 2020, World Cancer Day - Cancer remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide, with the deadliest form affecting lungs, liver, stomach, colon and breast, according to the WHO.

It is estimated that in 2018* there will be 18.1 million new cases of cancer worldwide and 9.6 million deaths: one in five men and one in six women will develop cancer during their lifetime, and one in eight men and one in 11 women will die from the disease.

Data records from 185 countries have shown that 23.4 % of cancer cases are concentrated in Europe, 48.4% in Asia, 13.2% in North America, 7.8 % in Latin America, 5.8 % in Africa and 1.4 % in Oceania. 

In Africa and Asia, cancer mortality is proportionally higher than in other regions of the world due to less prevention and more limited access to diagnostic services and treatment, but also because the incidence of cancers with a worse prognosis is higher. **  

Specializing in the organization and optimization of international patient care pathways in France and Morocco, since 2011, C3Medical has also been working to improve the quality of care offered in countries where healthcare systems and medical facilities are not able to handle all needs yet.

The fighting against cancer is at the heart of C3Medical's activities: aware of the necessity to unsure rapid and effective treatment for cancer, the company has developed partnerships with the best structures in the field in France and Morocco and also real expertise in supporting patients before and during their entire journey.

Among other activities, C3medical manages, coordinates and organizes the care pathways of international patients hosted at the Institut Curie in Paris. A key player in the fight against cancer, the Institut Curie combines an internationally renowned research center and a state-of-the-art hospital complex that takes care of patients suffering from cancers, including the rarest. The Institute welcomes and treats more than 50,000 patients every year (including 10,000 new patients and several hundred foreign patients). The Institut Curie is also involved in numerous prevention, training and care actions abroad, through international cooperation.

In Morocco, C3Medical has established partnerships with major facilities such as the Cheikh Khalifa Hospital, the Cliniques Littoral and Al Kindy, referral centers specialized in cancer prevention and treatment, to help patients receive effective treatment for their pathologies.

Capitalizing on the experience of its employees and its network, C3Medical also provides advice to states and healthcare structures wishing to develop a strategy, cooperation, and/or international activity in the fight against cancer.