World Cancer Day

Every year on World Cancer Day we reflect on all the progress made in recent years and think about what more we can do for people who suffer from cancer. 

Bristol Myers Squibb is proud to join the fight against cancer by raising awareness, and thinking about the breakthrough treatments of tomorrow that will help even more patients. As pioneers who made the first immunotherapy accessible, we believe in the power of science to develop innovative medicines that have the potential to transform patients' lives.

"We must continue the search for innovative treatments"

Prof. Em. Dr. Pierre Coulie, Professor of Immunology at the Faculty of Medicine of UCLouvain

"Medical breakthroughs of the last decade have changed the lives of patients"

Johan Van Weyenbergh, Sr. Scientist, Rega Institute – KU Leuven

"We are committed to pioneering new treatments to fight cancer" - Dr. Paul Lacante, Medical Director Bristol Myers Squibb Benelux and EU Cluster

About World Cancer Day


World Cancer Day held every 4 February is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).


By raising worldwide awareness, improving education and catalysing personal, collective and government action, we are all working together to reimagine a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are saved and access to life-saving cancer treatment and care is equitable for all - no matter who you are or where you live. 

1 ticket for life


Each year, hundreds of activities and events take place around the world, acting as a powerful reminder that we all have a role to play in reducing the global impact of cancer. 


In Belgium, this year, the Foundation against Cancer has joined forces with the Belgian cinema federation. Each seat purchased in a Belgian cinema on February 4 will see part of its proceeds donated to the fight against cancer. 

Country 2 Country 4 Cancer


Every year, Bristol Myers Squibb employees around the world come together and express their unwavering commitment to cancer research. Around the world, they participate in the Country 2 Country 4 Cancer rides.


In 2022, 6 BMS employees from Belgium and the Netherlands rode their bike through France and Belgium to rise money for the Foundation against Cancer in Belgium and the charity Stichting Merels Wereld in the Netherlands. 

Our commitment



We discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines


We believe in the power of science to tackle some of the most challenging diseases of our time. We have a long history of developing life-saving medicines and a promising pipeline to shape the next generation of treatment options across multiple indications and therapeutic areas.



We make resources available for patients 


Learn more about what we are doing in the field of oncology and our initiatives for optimising cancer patient care.

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