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Pink October: a month of mobilisation against breast cancer

01 Oct 2014 | By INSERM (Newsroom) | Uncategorized

This year marks the 10th edition of Pink October, a month of national mobilisation against breast cancer. An opportunity to recall that this disease remains a major public health challenge, despite the advances in treatment.

Breast cancer is indeed the leading female cancer, and the leading cause of cancer deaths in women. In 2012, nearly 48,800 new cases and 11,886 deaths were recorded in France.

Throughout this month, many actions will be taken to raise awareness about screening, and to inform people about the management of this cancer.

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