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We Are Making a Difference in Cancer Prevention and Control
209, route d´Arlon
Tel:+352 45 30 33 1/Fax:+352 45 30 3333
Who we are:
The ‘Foundation Cancer’ is a non-profit national organisation founded in 1994 and based on the merger of two luxembourgish cancer societies (League against cancer and Association against cancer) which joined forces after respectively 69 and 5 years of experience.
We are a staff of 11 employees and about 150 volunteers.
The ‘Foundation Cancer’ is mainly funded through donations and bequests and receives extremely limited subsidies from the government.
What we do:
The ‘Foundation Cancer’ has given itselfs 3 missions:
Information – Help – Research
The ‘Foundation Cancer’ provides information to the general public: through its publications (Info Cancer, Den Insider, etc), its internet sites (www.cancer.lu and www.info-tabac.lu ), its conferences and its prevention campaigns.
But being well-informed is also important for people suffering from cancer. Therefore the ‘Foundation Cancer’ offers them good-quality medical and psycho-social information, whether it is by its specific brochures, its website or its conferences.
HELP OR BETTER PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT
The ‘Foundation Cancer’ does everything it can to support patients and their loved ones faced with psychological, social or practical problems.
In order to help them at this difficult time, the ‘Foundation Cancer’ proposes many services: psychological consultations, practical help, social information, financial aid, meeting groups, relaxation groups and sports groups. These services are free of charge and given by professionals (psychologists, nurses, etc.).
In order to contribute to the improvement of therapies and to further scientific knowledge in this area, the ‘Foundation Cancer’ regularly supports cancer research.
RELAY FOR LIFE
Each year, the ‘Foundation Cancer’ organises the Relay for Life. This event bears witness to everyone’s solidarity with patients and helps to break the taboo about cancer.