World Cancer Day this year is February 4, which is when the world unites to raise global awareness, improve education, and catalyze action in the fight against cancer. Led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the movement envisions a world without death caused by preventable cancers and with equitable access to lifesaving cancer treatments for all, no matter who they are or where they live.
World Cancer Day’s 2022 theme is “Close the Care Gap,” which really speaks to us at AccessHope because we’re focused on closing the gap too. What distinguishes us is that we’re doing it with renowned knowledge and expertise.
A contribution of knowledge to close the gap
AccessHope democratizes world-class cancer knowledge across the country. How, exactly? We offer an employer-paid benefit of cancer support services, which employees may use to remotely connect their community oncologist to our multidisciplinary specialists with National Cancer Institute (NCI)–Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. By bringing our knowledge of the most-current personalized treatments, such as clinical trials, breakthrough medications, and genetic/genomic testing and targeted therapies to these community oncologists, we’re closing the knowledge gap in cancer care for more people regardless of their ZIP code.
As a result, employers protect employee health while saving healthcare costs, employees with different cancer types obtain subspecialty expertise, and community oncologists benefit from the support of NCI-level subspecialists who provide evidence-based recommendations for their treatment plans while encouraging collegial collaboration.
Democratization of knowledge for health equity
World Cancer Day also recognizes that many who seek cancer care hit barriers, including income, education, geography, and discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, and lifestyle, that can negatively affect care.
AccessHope’s remote model addresses these cancer health disparities in underserved populations by working with large companies to support their employees across U.S. locations whatever their job level.
Nationwide access to world-class knowledge
As communities, organizations, and individuals participate in hundreds of activities and events around the world for World Cancer Day, we’re certainly on board in doing everything we can to reduce the global impact of cancer. Through our growing collaboration of different NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, we’re extending our reach of renowned knowledge further every day.