The “Control is in Your Genes” internet platform informs the public about breast and ovarian cancer.

Turkish Society of Medical Oncology, with the unconditional support of AstraZeneca Türkiye, has launched the “Control Is in Your Genes” internet platform to inform the public about breast and ovarian cancer. 

Speaking at the project’s launch event, VP and Future President of the Turkish Society of Medical Oncology, Prof. Dr. Nuri Karadurmuş, drew attention to breast cancer, stating, “The fight against breast cancer, which poses a significant health problem for Turkey and the world, is of critical importance. To make information about breast and ovarian cancer more accessible and raise awareness about these cancers in society, we have taken a significant step with the “Control Is in Your Genes” project, with the ambassadorship of Ms. Arzum Onan and the unconditional support of AstraZeneca Türkiye.”

Touching on statistics related to ovarian cancer, Board Member of the Turkish Society of Medical Oncology, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gökşen İmamoğlu, said, “Ovarian cancer is the 7th most common cancer in women worldwide and ranks 8th among the cancers that cause the most deaths. Globally, 314,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and 207,000 die from the disease.”

Ti Hwei How, AstraZeneca’s International Region Oncology President, commented on the project: “AstraZeneca’s goal is to contribute to eliminating cancer as a cause of death, including breast and ovarian cancers. To achieve this goal, we focus on addressing unmet needs in all types and stages of the disease and developing solutions to ensure that all patients with breast and ovarian cancer receive treatment. In this context, I am delighted to be here to increase awareness about these important cancer types and, more importantly, to call for action.”

Serkan BARIS, the Country President of AstraZeneca Türkiye, said, “At AstraZeneca, we track scientific developments to understand cancer and all its challenges. We discover, develop, and provide life-changing treatments. For over 40 years, we have aimed to fulfill our responsibility to extend patients’ lifespans and create value in patients’ lives in cancer treatment with the cancer drugs we have been producing.”

Actress and sculptor Arzum Onan, who serves as the project ambassador to support awareness campaigns related to breast and ovarian cancers, also stated, “I am honored and delighted to be the ambassador of this platform, and I believe that together we will kindle the light of hope on the journey to combat these diseases. Through this platform, we support women in becoming more aware and invite them to take control of their health and destinies. Our platform serves as both a website and an information platform, as well as a source of hope and a call to action. I invite all women to visit our platform to learn if they are at risk for these diseases.”

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