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    New report highlights key considerations for the use of law to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the European Region

    A course, with a focus on regulatory options to address tobacco use, alcohol consumption, unhealthy diets and obesity, was jointly was organized by the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer, the I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, and the Law & NCD Unit at the University of Liverpool, UK.

    The WHO Global action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2013–2020, endorsed by the Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly in May 2013, recognizes the importance of...

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    One Week to Go: Apply Now for a SPARC MBC Challenge Grant

    There is just 1 week left to apply for a SPARC Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge grant to address the unique challenges of advanced breast cancer.

    Launched on International Women’s Day, UICC and Pfizer have again joined forces to offer the SPARC Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge with the objective of seeding progress and resources for the...

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    Latest data show a global increase of 13% in childhood cancer incidence over two decades

    Read the press release regarding this international study coordinated by IARC and published today in The Lancet Oncology.

    Lyon, France, 11 April 2017 – An international study[i] coordinated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and published today in The Lancet Oncology shows that in 2001–2010,...

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    World Cancer Day 2017 Impact Report released

    A snapshot of how the world used 4 February for impact in 2017

    The World Cancer Day 2017 Impact Report takes a closer look at the activities and actions from this year’s World Cancer Day and some of the remarkable results achieved through the collective efforts...

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    UICC awarded for its excellence in social media

    London, Friday 31 March 2017 - UICC proudly received the Association Excellence Award for Best use of social media with the 2016 World Cancer Congress campaign.

    Convening over 320 senior professionals in associations at the famous Hurlingham Club in London, the Association Excellence Awards ceremony recognised individuals, teams and initiatives, and...

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    CRUK announces Grand Challenge round 2

    Our partner Cancer Research UK is looking for ideas to guide the Grand Challenge advisory panel in reviewing and refreshing the challenges. The call for proposals to tackle those revised challenges will open again in June 2017.

    The Grand Challenge initiative is a series of £20M awards seeking to address some of the biggest problems in cancer through international, multi-disciplinary team research. In 2015 with help from...

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    UICC and Pfizer announce the next phase of the SPARC grants initiative

    Pfizer commits funding to continue SPARC MBC Challenge grants partnership with UICC - supporting breast cancer patients - bringing total funding to more than $1.3 Million (USD).

    Geneva, Switzerland, 8 March 2017 – In conjunction with International Women’s Day, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and Pfizer Inc. today announced the next phase of their pioneering...

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    Launch of new Knowledge Summaries for Comprehensive Breast Cancer Control

    UICC is delighted to announce the launch of the Knowledge Summaries for Comprehensive Breast Cancer Control (KSBC), a series to support national implementation and scale up of effective, financed and sustainable breast cancer strategies  

    This International Women’s Day, UICC is proud to announce the launch of the Knowledge Summaries for Comprehensive Breast Cancer Control (KSBCs) developed as a tool to help policy makers identify and...

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    UICC congratulates Dr Christian Wittekind on receiving a lifetime achievement award from the German Cancer Society.

    Dr Christian Wittekind has been awarded the Karl Heinrich Bauer Medal by the German Cancer Society for his outstanding contribution to cancer medicine.

    The UICC Geneva team is proud to share with you the news that Dr Christian Wittekind has been awarded the Karl Heinrich Bauer Medal by the German Cancer Society for his outstanding contribution to...

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    Canadian Cancer Society bridging the health literacy gap

    Our member the Canadian Cancer Society is launching a new series of plain language videos - starting with a 'What is cancer?' video - which aim to overcome the health literacy gap.

    28 February 2017, Toronto - Reliable and trusted health information plays an essential role in helping people cope with a cancer diagnosis, but far too many Canadians struggle to understand the...