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We would love to hear about your experiences with UICC's education and training initiatives, whether you have been a fellow, a host coordinator, workshop organisers or participants, or took part in our Master Courses leading up to the World Cancer Congress. Download the guidelines and send your testimonials to

Testimonials from UICC Fellows

Awarded ICRETT fellowship in 2016 (Host Institute: International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France)
Project Title: Assessment of the relationships between breast cancer and dietary factors among Moroccan women
Awarded ICRETT fellowship in 2016 (Host Institute: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA)
Project Title: Immunohistochemical approach in poorly differntiated genitourinary malignancies where question of prostatic origin is an issue
Awarded Chinese Fellowship in 2015 (Host Institute: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas, USA)
Project Title: Anti-cancer efficacy of anti-PD-L2 antibody

Dr. Ama Kyerewaa Edwin 
Awarded ICRETT fellowship in 2014 (Host Institute: Capital Hospice, Virginia, USA) 
Project Title: Fellowship program in palliative care

Nina Nerissa Sumpaico-Jose
Awarded APCASOT fellowship in 2014 (Host Institute: Cancer Council Queensland)
Project Title: Advocacy-psycho-social interventions to children with cancer and their families 

Dr. Parisa Karimi 
Awarded ACSBI fellowship in 2013 (Host Institute: Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Project Title: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Ingestion as a Risk Factor for Esophageal Cancer in Iran

Dr. Baljinder Singh
Awarded ICRETT fellowship in 2004 (Host institute: Universitätsklinikum Bonn, Germany) and again in 2008 (Host Institute: Zentralklinik Bad Berka, Germany)
Project Title 2004: Sentinel node imaging and PET-CT in malignant melanoma
Project Title 2008: Evaluation of receptor PET/CT using 68Ga-labelled somatostatin analogues for pre-therapeutic evaluation of tumour dosimetry in patients with Neuroendocrine tumours undergoing PRRT therapy

Professor Dr. Cheong Sok Ching
Awarded ICRETT fellowships in 2005 (Host Institute: National Institute of Health, Bethesda, USA) and in 2008 (Host Institute: Bristol Dental Hospital and School, UK)
Project Title 2005: Analysis of gene expression data from oral cancers associated with different aetiological factors
Project Title 2008: Determination of the functional role of putative oral cancer genes using in vitro assays

ICRETT Fellows in Nigeria
Follow the impact of three UICC ICRETT Projects (1998-2005) at the National Orthopaedic Hospital Lagos, Nigeria.

Dr. Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan
Awarded ICRETT fellowship in 1984 (Host Institute: University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, USA)

Testimonials from other training initiatives

Advancing Supportive Cancer Care and Healing: Evidence-Based Training for Oncology Nurses in Georgia 
Thirty-seven health professionals gathered at Tbilisi State Medical University (TSMU) to participate in an interactive nursing training in supportive care and healing for oncology nurses.

Francophone course for initiators of palliative care 
A Francophone course for initiators of palliative care in sub Saharan Africa was held in Uganda. This was a joint initiative by Hospice Africa (Soins Palliatifs) France (HAF), Hospice Africa Uganda and the Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa (IHPCA).

UICC Training Schemes for African Cancer Registry Network (AFRCN) 
The African Cancer Registry Network (AFCRN) has been benefiting from the UICC Fellowships and Workshop schemes since it was inaugurated in 2012.

Sexuality Issues in Cancer Care
Dr. Dalilah Kamaruddin, representing the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM), participated in this UICC Master Course at the 2014 World Cancer Congress held in Melbourne, Australia.