Health Observances

The ASBMB will be marking national and international health observances by sharing research and stories with the public. For more information about national health observances, see the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ at-a-glance calendar. For global public health observances, see the World Health Organization’s list of campaigns.


World Cancer Day
World Cancer Day was established in 2008 by the Union for International Cancer Control in Switzerland. It takes place each Feb. 4. The 2018 theme was “We can. I can.” UICC selected the theme to explore “how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.”