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PathXL link arms for World Cancer Day 2016

The 4th February is World Cancer Day, which is part of the World Cancer Campaign. It was created in response to the Charter of Paris adopted at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium on 4th February, 2000. The aim of the day is for people all over the world to unite against cancer.

Cancer Research UK marked the day in Belfast with a human chain joining the two main cancer centres in the city.   Members of the PathXL team joined scientists, clinicians, nurses, fundraisers, patients and the public in creating a chain stretching from Cancer Centre in Belfast City Hospital to the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, QUB.

Caroline Crothers, Research Engagement Manager for Cancer Research UK, said: “It’s a day when the world comes together to show that together we can all do something about cancer.”

“I’m organising a human chain to unite the centre for cancer research and cell biology at queens and the cancer centre in Belfast city hospital where scientists, clinicians, nurses, patients and the public will link arms to show that we are united in beating cancer in Belfast.”

PathXL would like to congratulate all who showed up on a dreary Thursday morning in making this day a huge success.

People all over the world have taken to social media to show their support, with over 140,000 tweet’s using the hashtag #WorldCancerDay.