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    YY Call for Proposals - Deadline 15 July 2016

    UICC's Fellowships & Workshops team is pleased to announce the second call for proposals for the 2016 Yamagiwa-Yoshida (YY) Memorial International Cancer Study Grants.

    The YY Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to carry out international research and significantly increase your knowledge and research skills, preparing you to better compete internationally. ...

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    IARC Monographs evaluate drinking coffee, maté, and very hot beverages

    15 June 2016, Lyon, France - An international working group of 23 scientists convened by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), has evaluated the carcinogenicity of drinking coffee, maté, and very hot beverages.

    A summary of the final evaluations is published today in The Lancet Oncology, and the detailed assessments will be published as Volume 116 of the IARC Monographs. The working group found no...

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    3rd European Roundtable Meeting on Quality of Cancer Care in Berlin

    15 June 2016– The German Cancer Society (DKG) and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) organised the third European Round Table Meeting on Quality of Cancer Care, entitled “Current developments in cancer care: including the patient perspective”.

    The meeting took place in DKG Headquarters, in Berlin on 17 June 2016, targets experts concerned with improving the quality of cancer care in the different national health systems of the European...

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    World Economic Forum in Rwanda: Africa's war on cancer

    13 May 2016 - Honoured by the presence of the First Lady of Rwanda, H.E. Jeannette Kagame, UICC hosted a successful session in cooperation with the World Economic Forum and the Government of Rwanda during the Regional Meeting on Africa 2016 of the World Economic Forum in Kigali, Rwanda on 13 May.

    On the panel, H.E. Dr Agnes Bingawaho, Minister of Health of Rwanda, Dr Prebo Barango, Medical Officer Inter-Country Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa (IST ESA), World Health Organization...

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    Over 60 CEOs expected to attend the UICC CEO Programme in Paris

    Over 60 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) from UICC full member organisations have registered so far for the 2016 World Cancer Congress and are expected to attend the CEO programme in Paris.

    The programme is part of UICC’s growing offer of capacity building initiatives and aims to facilitate the following;   Networking opportunities for senior executives  Peer-to-peer learning and ...

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    Today, 31 May 2016 is World No Tobacco Day: Get ready for plain packaging

    World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is celebrated internationally every year on 31 May in order to underline the risks associated with tobacco use and to advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

    2016 official campaign This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) is advocating for the introduction of plain packaging worldwide. WHO chose to launch this year's WNTD from Oslo, Norway, by...

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    UICC and Bupa launch the Smoking Cessation Toolkit in 4 languages for World No Tobacco Day 2016

    31 May 2016, Geneva, Switzerland – To celebrate the 29th edition of World No Tobacco Day, UICC and Bupa are thrilled to highlight some fruits of their partnership with the publication of the Smoking Cessation Toolkit, available in the following four important languages: English, Chinese, Spanish and French.

    Six additional Healthy Workplaces resources to help employers implement initiatives to tackle cancer in the workplace can be found here, and they have also been updated on the new ICCP portal's...

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    69th World Health Assembly: Live Update

    Rolling summary of events surrounding the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA). For immediate updates please follow @UICC @NCDAlliance #WHA69 on Twitter.

    Saturday 28 May 2016 - Geneva Switzerland Member State dIscussions on the synergies between the World Health Assembly and the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the WHO Framework Convention on...

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    Cancer and NCD community welcome major private sector announcement to divest from tobacco industry

    Amount totalling 1.8 billion Euros is largest single divestment of its kind

      Geneva, Switzerland, 23 May 2016: On the eve of the 69th World Health Assembly, at a special event convened last night by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the global cancer and...

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    New report on NCDs and workplace wellness

    25 May 2016 - A new report on workplace wellness and NCDs calls upon governments, civil society and private sector to adopt a ‘whole employee´ approach and take shared responsibility for health and wellbeing through innovative partnerships, with a commitment to share expertise and knowledge, and mobilise resources.

    The report "Realising the potential of workplaces to prevent and control NCDs", was jointly produced by NCD Alliance and UICC partner Bupa and launched today in Geneva, to coincide with the 69th...