• The end of the Call for abstracts

    The 2016 WCC Call for Abstracts is now closed

    On behalf of UICC, the Programme Committee and the Abstract Committee, we would like to thank all the applicants for their participation and engagement and for submitting one of the 1200 abstracts received.

    29 April 2016, Geneva, Switzerland – A panel of International Experts will start reviewing the abstracts within few days. All abstract submitters will be notified of the format of their abstract...

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    Nominate your candidate for the UICC Board of Directors and President-Elect

    Nominate your candidate for the UICC Board of Directors and President-Elect for the 2016-2018 term. The Board of Directors provides strategic direction to the organisation and represents all member organisations. Don't miss this opportunity to nominate your candidate.

    Nominations can be submitted until 15 May 2016. A Nominating Committee will be responsible for reviewing the nominations and putting forward to the General Assembly an appropriate number of nominees ...

  • Astellas - C3 Prize - Changing Cancer Care

    Astellas co-sponsors C3 Prize for cancer care innovations

    27 April 2016 - UICC partner Astellas Pharma Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Astellas US LLC is co-sponsoring the C3 (Changing Cancer Care) Prize with the World Medical Innovation Forum, Stanford Medicine X and MATTER.

    The C3 Prize is a challenge aimed at inspiring non-medicine and non-treatment innovation to change cancer care for patients and their loved ones as they navigate the cancer care continuum. The cancer...

  • UICC Awarded "Most Successful NGO in the Health Sector for the Year 2016"

    UICC Awarded "Most Successful NGO in the Health Sector for the Year 2016"

    21 April 2016, Geneva, Switzerland – The award was given out by the Society for Health Volunteers – Turkey.

    The most successful NGO in Health Award for 2016 has been given to the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) by the Society for Health Volunteers -Turkey. The society has been giving the...

  • WCRF CUP report on stomach cancer

    WCRF International releases a new report on stomach cancer

    21 April 2016 - UICC member World Cancer Research Fund International releases today a new report on stomach cancer linking for the first time drinking alcohol, eating processed meat and being overweight to an increased risk of developing stomach cancers.

    Major lifestyle factors linked to stomach cancers for the first time Drinking three alcoholic drinks or more per day increases the risk of stomach cancers Eating processed meat increases the risk of...

  • © Moonshine Agency Pty Ltd - Life before death

    Could the 2016 UNGASS deliver increased access to pain relief for cancer patients?

    19 April 2016 - The 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem opens today at the UN Headquarters in New York. Governments, UN bodies and civil society will come together to evaluate global drug policy and discuss how to address the most pressing challenges going forward. 

    Why is the 2016 UNGASS important for the cancer community?  Every year more than 5.5 million terminal cancer patients suffer from moderate to severe pain that is not managed at all. Although UN...

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    Prestigious award for UICC President-elect

    13 April 2016: UICC President-elect and Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Sanchia Aranda, is to be presented with the Distinguished Merit Award by the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care.

    Offered every two years in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the international advancement of the science and art of cancer nursing, the award acknowledges Professor Aranda’s extensive...

  • Best Conference Development

    UICC wins the Association Award for Conference Development

    Berlin, 11 April 2016 – The Society of Association Executives handed UICC the International & European Associations Award for Conference Development for the World Cancer Congress.

    The "Conference Development" award category recognises the development of one or more areas of a conference, such as content, design, marketing, sponsorship, delegate, sponsor & exhibitor...

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    2016 World Cancer Congress: Make the patient's voice heard in the Patient Group Pavilion

    To strengthen the patients’ voice, we are pleased to announce the creation of the Patient Group Pavilion in the Global Village.

    The Patient Group Pavilion is exclusively dedicated to patient advocates and support groups, and aims to promote cross-sector collaboration, exchanges of best practice and patient advocacy both at...

  • World Health Day 2016

    World Health Day 2016: WHO calls for global action to beat diabetes

    7 April 2016 - On World Health Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls for global action to halt rise in and improve care for people with diabetes.

    The number of people living with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults, with most living in developing countries. Factors driving this dramatic rise include overweight and...