• 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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    SPARC grant awardees - Meet Grace from Haiti

    On World Cancer Day 2015, UICC and its partner Pfizer launched the SPARC MBC Challenge, a first-of-its-kind initiative to address the unique challenges facing women with metastatic breast cancer worldwide. Meet one of the 20 awardees selected to receive a grant for their project.

    Grace Tillyard is communications specialist, designer and researcher and she works between London and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She is the implementer of the SPARC MBC project and she designed the...

  • Runcie C.W. Chidebe

    SPARC grant awardees - Meet Runcie from Nigeria

    Runcie C.W. Chidebe, 30 years old, is the Executive Director of the Health & Psychological Trust Centre in Nigeria, one of the 20 organisations around the world receiving a SPARC grant - an initiative launched in partnership with Pfizer - to address the issues facing women with metastatic breast cancer in their own country.

    What made you want to participate in the SPARC MBC Challenge? There is a great percentage of women battling with advanced breast cancer in Nigeria, hence, I was optimistic that the SPARC MBC...

  • Ebru Tontas - Kanserle Dans Dernegi

    SPARC grant awardees - Meet Ebru from Turkey

    Ebru Tontas, 43 years old, is co-founder and board member of Kanserle Dans Dernegi in Turkey, one of the 20 organisations around the world receiving a SPARC grant - an initiative launched in partnership with Pfizer - to address the issues facing women with metastatic breast cancer in their own country. Ebru is the project manager for the SPARC grant project.

    Why weren’t you able to carry out your project before being part of the SPARC program? We have had great success with digital/online support model and wanted to improve and expand these services to...

  • UICC News - WHO Report on the global tobacco epidemic 2015

    Uruguay triumphs against big tobacco

    Friday 8 July 2016 - Uruguay, has today won their lawsuit against the tobacco giant Philip Morris International who were seeking compensation for economic damages caused by the nation's anti-tobacco measures.

    In what was seen as a 'test case' for the tobacco industry, The World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) ruled in favor of Uruguay. This decision therefore sets...

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    Candidates for UICC Board of Directors and President-Elect

    Elections for the Board of Directors and President-Elect will take place on 1 November 2016 in Paris, France during the UICC General Assembly.

    At the General Assembly, full members of UICC will be requested to vote for the new Board of Directors (14 members) and the President-Elect. The Board of Directors will represent the membership and...

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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...

  • Participants discuss quality of healthcare at the 1st participants of the ERTM

    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...

  • UICC session at WEF on Africa

    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...