26. October 2023

BSB Industry Backs Break Cancer 2023

For the 12th consecutive year, Danish national broadcaster TV 2 and the Danish Cancer Society are rallying Danes in a massive effort against cancer. Break Cancer has become a powerful, well-established brand with widespread popular support. At BSB, we endorse Break Cancer and its goal to reduce cancer incidence and increase survival rates.

BSB Industry Support Knæk Cancer 2023 Linkedin Logo

Cancer affects one in three Danes, and their families as well. At some point in our lives, each of us will be touched by cancer in some way. It's a disease that claims the lives of 43 Danes each day.

- Currently, nearly 374,000 Danes are living with or beyond a cancer diagnosis. The good news is that two out of three people survive cancer. But at BSB Industry, we aim to raise the bar even higher. That's why we support the Danish Cancer Society and the Break Cancer campaign, striving for fewer cancer cases and more survivors, says Claus Iwersen, Partner and CFO at BSB Industry.

A life free of cancer

Cancer is the leading cause of death in Denmark, but more people are surviving the disease thanks to research and improved treatments.

- The Break Cancer campaign represents Denmark's most significant effort against this illness. At BSB Industry, we want to stand together with the Danish people in a joint effort to eradicate cancer. We know our contribution alone isn't enough. There's no miracle cure, but together with generous contributions from all sides and all Danes, we can make a tremendous difference, emphasizes Claus Iwersen.

Facts about cancer in Denmark

There are over 200 different types of cancer, often resulting from a combination of lifestyle, environmental factors, and genetics. Tobacco, UV radiation, alcohol, and obesity are among the most significant risk factors.

  • One in three Danes will get cancer before the age of 75.
  • Approximately 374,000 Danes are living with or have overcome a cancer diagnosis.
  • 83 percent of men and 84 percent of women survive one year after their cancer diagnosis.
  • 67 percent of men and 70 percent of women survive five years after their cancer diagnosis.
  • A Dane is diagnosed with cancer every 12 minutes.
  • Two out of three people survive cancer.
  • Every 33 minutes, a Dane dies from cancer.
  • Cancer is the most common cause of death among Danes.
  • Four out of ten cancer cases can be prevented.

Facts about the Danish Cancer Society

The Danish Cancer Society is dedicated to every individuals life without cancer and is Denmark's largest health-related charitable organization. It is a private association that relies heavily on public support.

  • Only 3 percent of funds come from public sources.
  • 400,000 members and around 30,000 volunteers.
  • They offer free counseling in over 40 locations nationwide.


  • The Danish Cancer Society runs its own research center, employing approximately 155 researchers from 27 countries.
  • Their research focuses on understanding the origins of the disease, detecting it earlier, and making treatments more effective.
  • In addition, the Danish Cancer Society supports research at universities and hospitals.

Each year, the researchers at the Danish Cancer Society's Center for Cancer Research publish around 300 research findings in international scientific journals.


Claus Iwersen
Partner / CFO

Claus Iwersen

Call me

Do you have questions about products and solutions, or do you want a non-binding offer?

Thank you for your inquiry. We will contact you as soon as possible.