The Local Board of the AECC-Catalunya Against Cancer will set up this Saturday, from 9.30am to 1.30pm, solidarity stops to collect money that will be used for research into the disease and to help those affected. The tables will be enabled in La Vila, Buenos Aires, Les Bòbiles and Torrent de Llops.
Specifically on Carrer de Pere Puig -in front of Bar Manel-; in La Vila square -in front of the Town Hall-; in block 1 of Buenos Aires; on the promenade of Les Bòbiles – in front of the Municipal Market -; and the Rambla de Pep Ventura. The aim of the association is to contribute to oncological research and to achieve a 70% cancer survival rate by 2030.
Currently, thanks to research, the survival rate for men is 55.3% and for women 61.7%, however, there are still cancers, such as that of the pancreas, lung or esophagus, where the average of survival is less than 30%.
Cancer research is a fundamental piece when it comes to finding therapies and cures that improve the lives of people suffering from some variety of cancer. With an investment of 104 million euros in 565 ongoing research grants, of which more than 43 million euros in 161 grants are intended for Catalonia, the Association to Fight Cancer is becoming the entity social and private that allocates more funds to cancer research and that supports more researchers.
In addition, the entity is opening a new call for 10 million euros this year, to investigate those cancers with a high impact on increasing overall survival, such as those with low or stagnant survival such as pancreatic , lung, esophagus, stomach and liver.
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