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    10th anniversary of the entry into force of the WHO FCTC

    The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) which is one of the most rapidly and widely embraced treaties in UN history is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Feb 27th, 2015. 

    To date, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) has been ratified and accepted by 180 countries. Adopted by the World Health Assembly on 21 May 2003, the WHO FCTC is the first...

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    West Coast to East Coast by Whike

    Jose Luis Esquer will cross the United States of America from the west coast to the east coast on a whike in order to collect money to fight against cancer.

    In 2010, Record Go Rent a Car's Human Resources manager, Jose Luis Esquer rode a tandem from Norway to Spain, and this year Jose Luis Esquer will ride a whike, which is a recumbent bicycle with a...

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    UICC calls for increased access to essential cancer medicines at 2015 Social Forum

    The 2015 Social Forum - 18 to 20 February 2015 - Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.

    19 February 2015: Today, UICC addressed the 2015 Social Forum on "access to medicines in the context of the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and...

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    Inequalities in access to care causing thousands of unnecessary childhood cancer deaths

    Survival rates could dramatically improve with $50 increased investment per child

    Sunday 15 February 2015 – Geneva, Switzerland – On International Childhood Cancer Day 2015, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) are showcasing new findings showing a $50 per child...

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    Launch of Childhood Cancer Video Campaign

    On the occasion of International Childhood Cancer Day, 15 February 2015

    In collaboration with Childhood Cancer International and the International Society of Paediatric Oncology, UICC has spearheaded a campaign targeted at primary and community healthcare workers to...

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    My Child Matters Award 2015

    Apply Now! Sanofi-Espoir Paediatric Nursing Oncology Fellowships

    Developed with Connecting Nurses, the Sanofi-Espoir My Child Matters Awards for Paediatric Oncology Nurses funds up to 10 projects submitted by nurses each year. The winners will receive a grant of €...

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    Norwegian Government to consult on proposal for standardised packaging of tobacco products

    Announcement made at joint press conference with Norwegian Cancer Society and Ministry of Health and Care Services

    At a press conference with UICC Board Member and Secretary General Anne Lise Ryel of the Norwegian Cancer Society, Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie announced today that his Department...

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    World Cancer Day: Members and Corporate Partners engaged more than ever

    Find out what our Members and Coporate Partners have done to mark this World Cancer Day.

    There are already many events taking place around the world, and it's wonderful to see how dedicated everyone is to the global fight against cancer and NCDs. Thank you all for your engagement! ...

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    Today is World Cancer Day 2015 - Read the Official Global Press Release

    Affordable funding increase can save three million lives per year from cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) by 2030

    New data projects that US$18 billion increase in funding per year by the international community could result in a 30% reduction in cancer deaths in LMICs by 2030 Wednesday 4 February 2015 – World...

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    Pfizer marks World Cancer Day with grant to UICC to address the needs of metastatic breast cancer patients

    Citing the need for more support for metastatic breast cancer patients, Pfizer pledges $500,000 (USD) in funding for international grants programme

    NEW YORK, N.Y., February 4, 2015 - Pfizer, Inc. today announced a grant to the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) for a first-of-its-kind initiative to address the unique challenges facing...