Born to fight cancer at 360° by the will of the two most important Italian Institutions in the field: the Italian Society of Medical Oncology (AIOM), a scientific society which groups almost all oncologists of our country, and the Italian Association for Cancer Patients (AIMaC), acknowledged in 2010 by the Ministry of Labor as the “organization which carries out an undeniable activity of social function in Italy”.
“Insieme contro il cancro” aims to increase population awareness especially by promoting primary and secondary prevention (healthy lifestyles and cancer screening). The purpose of the Foundation is to support and provide the best cancer patient protection in terms of therapeutic options, personal, health, psychological, educational and legal assistance to the patients and their relatives.
The foundation wants to promote and realize the best cancer patient protection, both by the point of view of therapeutic possibilities and of personal, health care, psychological, educational and juridical assistance to patients and their relatives.
To reach its aim, the Foundation can realize, promote support and sustain:
Prof. Dino Amadori
Scientific Director of IRST, Meldola
Prof. Maria Grazia De Marinis
President of the Degree Course in Nursing Sciences, Campus Bio Medico, Rome
Preclinical and Translational Research
Prof. Marco Pierotti
Scientific Director IRCCS - Istituto Nazionale Tumori Milano
Prof. Gabriella Pravettoni
Ordinary Professor of Cognitive Psychology – University of Milan
Prof. Walter Ricciardi
Ordinary Professor of Public Health, Università Cattolica, Rome
Prof. Michele Tiraboschi
Ordinary Professor of Labour Law, Modena-Reggio Emilia University
Nowadays it is becoming increasingly important that everyone behave responsibly not to
get sick, to prevent or delay the onset diseases or reduce their severity
The first and most important mean is the primary prevention that consists of adopting some simple precautions to reduce risk factors and prevent the disease.
They are small daily actions of crucial importance at virtually no cost to adopt healthy lifestyles (do not smoke, practice phisical activity, follow a healthy diet, limit alcol consumption, protect from the sun).
The final goal is to make prevention become a real “lifestyle”.