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    2016 WCC - Call for sessions now open

    Carefully read the guidelines and submit your proposal now

    The Union for International Cancer Control (About UICC) is now calling for proposals from the global cancer community to help shape a powerful programme for the next World Cancer Congress, in Paris,...

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    World Hepatitis Day: Prevent hepatitis. Act now.

    Globally, close to 500 million people are affected by chronic viral hepatitis. Hepatitis causes 80% of liver cancer deaths.

    World Hepatitis Day, 28 July 2015 - On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners are highlighting the urgent need for countries to enhance their actions...

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    World Head and Neck Cancer Day: Celebrations at Dr. Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute

    Dr. Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute celebrated World Head & Neck Cancer Day on 27th July 2015 with a day long programme.

    Guwahati (India), ​27th July, 2015 - Head and Neck Cancer is the leading cause of death and disability in India, while oral cancer is the most common of all head and neck cancers and is the primary...

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    Announcing the 2015 "Maximize Life" Global Cancer Awareness Campaign Essay contest

    Essays will be accepted from 21 July to 18 August 2015.

    Are you a cancer survivor or caregiver who has overcome adversity? Are you eager to help others find their inner strength by sharing your story? UICC Member, The Max Foundation, announces the 2015...

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    WHO and UNICEF publish new data on immunisation coverage

    Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF published new data around immunisation coverage. Overall, the number of countries reaching and sustaining 90% coverage of children with routine life-saving vaccinations has doubled since 2000.

    The updated estimates showed that coverage of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis containing vaccines (DTP3) improved, but that there were also some improvements with some essential vaccines other than DTP...

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    WHO: Stepped up government tax action needed to curb tobacco epidemic

    The newly released "WHO Report on the global tobacco epidemic 2015" highlights that raising taxes on tobacco is an effective way to reduce consumption of cigarettes.

    7 July 2015, Manila - Too few governments levy appropriate levels of tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products. They therefore miss out on a proven, low-cost measure to curb demand for tobacco,...

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    Workshop on Childhood Cancer Control

    Key stakeholder discussion on Childhood cancer control in Latin America

    Earlier this month, on 8-9 June, UICC organised a workshop on childhood cancer control in Latin America in Geneva. The purpose of the meeting was to share experiences and good practices to develop a...

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    Exclusive discount for UICC Members to attend The Economist's War on Cancer event

    The Economist Events' inaugural War on Cancer event will bring together the most influential healthcare leaders from Europe to explore and shape the dialogue on cancer.

    Join the event on October 20th in London to discuss the leading initiatives in policy and financing, innovation in prevention, treatment and diagnosis and new methods of community engagement....

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    YY Call for Proposals - Deadline 15 July 2015

    The Fellowships team of UICC is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2015 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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    NCI Funding Opportunity Announcement: Smoking Cessation within the Context of Lung Cancer Screening

    Research Project Grant

    The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to improve the effectiveness and/or implementation of smoking cessation interventions delivered to current smokers who undergo low-dose computed...