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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...

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    2016 World Cancer Congress: The countdown has started

    The upcoming World Cancer Congress taking place in Paris is only a couple of weeks away. Don't miss this great opportunity to meet peers and experts from around the world, register now.

    Only seven weeks left until the global cancer and health community convenes in Paris to share their unique expertise that will help advance cancer control at both national and global levels. A record...

  • SPARC project-Uganda

    SPARC grant awardees - Meet Gertrude from Uganda

    Gertrude Nakigudde, 44 years old, defeated breast cancer fourteen years ago and is now Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda Women’s Cancer Support Organisation and one of the twenty SPARC grantees. 

    Gertrude has been developing cancer advocacy and awareness campaigns for the last ten years and participated in the Breast Health Global Initiative as well as in several scientist–survivor programs...

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    IARC identifies eight additional cancer sites linked to overweight and obesity

    25 August 2016 - A new evaluation carried out by the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention programme has concluded that overweight/obesity is a risk factor for more cancer sites than previously established.

    In summary: The absence of excess body fatness reduces the risk of cancers of the colon and rectum, oesophagus, kidney, breast in postmenopausal women, and endometrium of the uterus. In addition, for...

  • IECAS project-Colombia

    SPARC grant awardees - Meet Ana from Colombia

    35 year-old Ana Milena Gil Quijano is a researcher at Instituto para la Evaluacion de la Calidad y la Atencion en Salud (IECAS). She has mostly worked in the design, development and evaluation of health projects related to cancer and is currently acting as co-researcher within the Cancer patients and caregivers web-based information tool project.

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