• Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2016

    Breast cancer awareness month 2016

    1 October 2016 - Taking place annually throughout the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month aims to raise awareness about the disease and raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

    While the general public are often aware of the conditions much more action needs to be taken to support the public in reducing their risks and support early detection and treatment. We will be...

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    Take action this World Heart Day

    This World Heart Day, the World Heart Federation is urging people around the globe to unite to use the power of information to transform the 1 in 10 lives that are being cut short prematurely as a direct result of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

    CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death globally, claiming over 17 million lives each year. However, at least 80% of premature deaths from CVD could be avoided.  The...

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    YY Fellowship Autumn 2016 winners announced

    UICC and the Japan National Committee for UICC would like to congratulate the Autumn 2016 Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer Study Grants (YY) Fellowship Awardees.

    The objectives of this 3 month study grant of upto USD 10,000, are to initiate, set-up or pursue bilateral cancer research projects with collaborating investigators abroad, to exchange and exploit...

  • ASCP-UICC Specialized Training Workshop on Cervical and Breast Cancer Diagnostic Techniques and Pathology Services

    Over 120 National Laboratory Staff Attend the UICC-ASCP Specialized Training Workshop in Honduras

    The ASCP-UICC Specialized Training Workshop on Cervical and Breast Cancer Diagnostic Techniques and Pathology Services was held on 22-23 September in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

    Over 120 pathologists, cytotechnologists, and histotechnologists participated in the workshop with some attendees traveling over 14 hours to attend the event. The workshop was organised in...

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    UICC joins the global movement for cancer research

    22 September, Madrid - UICC joined the round table organised today by the Spanish Association against Cancer (AECC) to raise awareness on the importance of promoting research as a key component in the fight against cancer, and establish 24 September as World Cancer Research Day.

    Cancer is an increasingly important health problem in a world in which age expectancy is increasing. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), cancer is projected to become...

  • © United Nations- Dr Tabaré Vázquez, President of Uruguay, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy first session, 20 September 2016

    Uruguay's President Vázquez gives the fight against NCDs a welcome boost

    21 September 2016, New York - NCD Alliance commends Uruguay’s President Tabaré Vázquez's championing of the NCD agenda, exemplified yesterday in his address to the 71st United Nations General Assembly.

    His General Debate speech called on the global community to unify to tackle the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, non-communicable diseases (NCDs). President Vázquez's address...


    SPARC grant awardees – Meet Ana Lucia from Brazil

    Through a series of portraits, UICC would like to introduce the Seeding Progress and Resources for the Cancer Community (SPARC) grantees and highlight some aspects of their individual experiences.

    In the aim of empowering organisations worldwide to address the specific needs of metastatic breast cancer patients in their native countries, UICC has launched, in partnership with Pfizer, the SPARC...

  • Country 2 Country 4 Cancer Ride

    BMS employees ride across Europe for UICC

    Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) is launching an epic European cycling event in support of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), to accelerate the fight against cancer and improve the quality of life for cancer patients. 

    After the great success of the 2015 US Coast to Coast for Cancer Ride, employees from Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) in Europe are completing a ride of over 4,000 km across the United Kingdom, France,...

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    World Cancer Day 2017 - Join the campaign webinar

    Register for the official campaign launch taking place on 4 October 2016 and discover how to get involved in World Cancer Day 2017.

    The UICC Team is delighted to invite you to join the official World Cancer Day 2017 campaign launch via a webinar taking place on 4 October 2016. It will be hosted twice that day to cover all time...

  • Meet Joan, from FECMA

    SPARC grant awardees - Meet Joan from Spain

    Since 2007, Joan Prades, 34 years old, has been a researcher in cancer care organisations and policies. He works in close collaboration with FECMA within projects related to breast cancer patients’ quality of care and healthcare professionals-patients communications. He is involved in two current actions launched by the European Commission.

    In the aim of empowering organisations worldwide to address the specific needs of metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients in their own countries, UICC has launched, in partnership with Pfizer, the...