• War on Cancer 2016

    Join UICC for the 2nd edition of the War on Cancer

    The Economist Events' War on Cancer 2016 will take place on 6 December at the Marriott Grosvenor Square in London. It will bring together the most influential healthcare leaders from Europe.

    This year's event will address key aspects of cancer control such as the benefits of wearable technology and innovative approaches to cancer treatment, among many others. Join over 150 global leaders...

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    Passing of HE Ameera Binkaram

    22 October 2016 – UICC is saddened to learn of the passing of HE Ameera Binkaram, President of the Board of Friends of Cancer Patients, one of UICC's member organisations, based in the UAE.

    HE Ameera worked in close collaboration with the NCD Alliance to deliver an outstanding Global NCD Allliance Forum in Sharjah, UAE in November 2015. Her passion for the cancer and NCD cause was a...

  • Meet Helena from Greece

    SPARC grant awardees - Meet Helena from Greece

    Helena Linardou is one of the six medical oncologists coordinating the ‘Hellenic Alliance for MBC’ together with Sofia, Eleni, Zenia, Athina and Amanda. Zoe and Elisabeth from the patient volunteer group KEFI complete the W4O-Hellas coordinating committee.  

    As part of the SPARC MBC Challenge launched in partnership with Pfizer, W4O-Hellas is developing a dynamic Forum for Women with MBC in Greece for patient education and advocacy. For the first time in...

  • UICC Team - 1000 members celebration - 2

    UICC celebrates 1,000 member organisations

    UICC is proud to officially announce the landmark achievement of reaching 1,000 member organisations in over 160 countries.

    As a membership based organisation, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is dedicated to improving its members' involvement in the different initiatives and offers proposed in the scope...

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    2016 World Cancer Congress Regional Meetings for UICC Members: the programme is live

    The Regional meetings bring together UICC Members from the same region to share their expertise, discuss relevant topics to their area, and further strengthen their collaboration at local, national and regional levels. 

    A regional approach is key for members to share their best practices. This year's Regional Meetings will address various topics ranging from advocacy and how it can be improved in specific countries...

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    2016 World Cancer Congress - The count down has started

    As of 31 October, global health and cancer experts will share their unique expertise at the 2106 Paris Congress, helping to advance cancer control globally and nationally.

    120 multidisciplinary sessions and capacity buliding schemes, 350 world-class speakers, 135 different countries represented... This year's Congress promises to be outstanding. Amongst the thousands...

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    The 2016 World Cancer Congress App is now available

    Download the app available on iOS, Android and as a Web App.

    The official app for participants of the 2016 World Cancer Congress is out now, click on the following link to download the App on your mobile phone and/or tablet: bit.ly/2016wccapp This app provides...

  • Meet Imjai from Thailand

    SPARC grant awardees - Meet Imjai from Thailand

    Imjai Chitapanarux, 47 years old, is chair of Suandok Breast Cancer Network. This organisation was born in 2008 to a group of radiation oncologists, breast surgeons, medical oncologists and nurses of the Univerity of Chiang Mai, together with healthcare professionals from the upper Northern Thailand. 

    What made you want to participate in the SPARC MBC challenge? After the government support for the network ended in 2012, I started looking for alternative supports to continue my work in maintaining...

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    World Cancer Day 2017 campaign webinar: slides and recording now available

    The slides and the recording of the World Cancer Day 2017 campaign webinar are now available.

    Watch the 2017 campaign webinar to learn more on how to get involved in World Cancer Day and discover some exciting updates. Download the webinar's slides by clicking here. For more information on...

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2016

    Breast cancer awareness month 2016

    1 October 2016 - Taking place annually throughout the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month aims to raise awareness about the disease and raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

    While the general public are often aware of the conditions much more action needs to be taken to support the public in reducing their risks and support early detection and treatment. We will be...