The UST Main Building is lit in orange and blue for the World Cancer Day on Feb. 4. (Photo by Marvin John F. Uy/ The Varsitarian)

THE UNIVERSITY will join the commemoration of “World Cancer Day,” a global campaign that seeks to raise awareness and knowledge about the disease.

According to a circular released by the Office of the Secretary General (OSG), UST will launch a series of activities coordinated with the UST Hospital (USTH) from Feb. 1 to Feb. 4.

Landmarks in the Sampaloc campus will be lit in orange and blue, the colors associated with various types of cancer, starting Feb. 1.

On Feb. 3, the UST Tiger TV will air an episode of their health and wellness show “Lifeline” that will include a panel discussion with a cancer specialist, a cancer researcher, and a cancer survivor.

A Mass for cancer patients, survivors, and their families will be held on Feb. 4, 7:30 a.m., at the Santisimo Rosario Parish Church.

On the same day, the USTH will host a cancer screening and prevention forum at 2 p.m. via Zoom.

UST will also post an informational video about cancer awareness and prevention on the Thomasian Online Medical Services and Support (ThOMedSS).

The World Cancer Day campaign is spearheaded by the Union for International Cancer Control to organize initiatives to minimize cancer as a global problem and provide greater attention to cancer control in the world.


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