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World Cancer Day 2019

Monday 4th February 2019 is World Cancer Day, led by the UICC (Union for International Cancer Control). In the UK, an estimated 2.5 million people were living with cancer in 2015, predicted to rise to 4 million by 2030. Many branches of biomedicine have proved valuable in the fight against cancer, and immunology is no different – immunotherapies are now a major research area and are changing the way cancer is treated.

To support World Cancer Day, the BSI is raising awareness of cancer immunotherapy, to highlight how immunology research can be used to develop new treatments and transform lives. We’ve pulled together our immunotherapy-related resources and publications and will be posting on social media throughout the day.


  • Check out our infographic below
  • Browse through our Cancer Immunotherapy Collection, compiled after the 2018 Nobel Prize was awarded for the "discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation"
  • Read this fascinating article from our 60th anniversary report, detailing the past present and future of immunotherapy treatments
  • Head to our BiteSized Immunology pages to learn more about the science behind immunotherapies for cancer and other disease

Follow our social media channels to find out more:

BSI Twitter channel - @britsocimm

BSI Facebook page

BSI Instagram page - britsocimm

Clinical & Experimental Immunology journal Twitter channel - @CEIjournal

Immunology journal Twitter channel - @immjournal

Cancer immunotherapy infographic

Cancer Immunotherapy Infographic for World Cancer Day 2019 from the British Society for Immunology (BSI)


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