In 1933, cancer researchers recognized the need to share knowledge and expertise globally and so founded the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).


UICC is governed by its member organizations, which meet in a general assembly, held in conjunction with the World Cancer Congress, every two years. A board of 17 directors, elected by the general assembly, acts as the executive body of UICC.


UICC works in partnership with corporations through the Champions Programme to improve its ability to support the cancer community and drive action on a global scale.