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    New translations and fresh updates to World Cancer Day materials

    6 December 2016 - New translations and freshly updated materials are now available help promote your activity, event or campaign this coming World Cancer Day 

    The World Cancer Day 2017 Campaign Toolkit is now available online in both French and Spanish. The Toolkit - filled with ideas on how to get involved in World Cancer Day, case studies to inspire you...

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    8th Edition of the UICC TNM classification of Malignant Tumors published

    The 8th edition of the UICC TNM Classification is published and provides the latest, internationally agreed-upon standards to describe and categorise cancer stages and progression.

    In December 2016, the new 8th edition of the TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours is being published. Edited by Prof. James Brierley, UICC past-president Prof. Mary Gospodarowicz (both Princess...

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    The Cancer Atlas, 2nd Edition launched in Arabic

    Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP) have launched the Arabic version of the 2nd edition of the Cancer Atlas in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), and UICC.

    The Cancer Atlas, collates a large variety of research and cancer data from 184 countries and combines the findings into a comprehensive guide that illustrates the global cancer landscape. It...

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    Global health leaders call for a World Health Assembly cancer resolution in 2017

    31 October 2016 – Paris, France: Today, 300 global cancer and health leaders from over 60 countries gathered at the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit (WCLS).

    The leaders met to discuss progress made in cancer prevention and control over the last seven years, and the challenges that remain to deliver the global target of a 25% reduction in premature...

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    Tobacco plain packaging catching on worldwide: New report shows

    10 November 2016 - The Canadian Cancer Society has released the fifth edition of its report: Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status Report

    The report ranks 205 countries and territories based on the size of package health warnings, and lists countries that have required picture warnings. The report also documents the countries that have...

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    Record breaking figures for the 2016 World Cancer Congress

    We are pleased to share the preliminary figures, showing the calibre and the variety of participants and leaders who contributed to the huge success of the 2016 Congress.

          Leaders bringing cancer at the forefront of their political agenda The President of France, Mr François Hollande HM The Queen Letizia of Spain HRH Princess Lalla Salma from Morocco The...

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    Regional Meetings at the World Cancer Congress

    The Regional Meetings held in Paris was a unique platform developed for UICC’s diverse members to have interactive sessions based on country perspectives from different key representatives

    The seven Regional Meetings gathered groups ranging from 30 to over 60 participants. This unique platform developed for and by the members facilitated strengthening collaboration at a regional level...

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    Umberto Veronesi: 1925 – 2016

    8 November 2016 - UICC and the global cancer community is saddened by the loss of Professor Umberto Veronesi, Past-President of UICC 1978 - 1982, who passed away in his hometown of Milan at age 91.

    He gave an extraordinary contribution to cancer control during a long life and career, as an oncology surgeon, researcher, director of the Italian National Cancer Institute, Italian Ministry of...

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    SPARC grant awardees - Meet Vitalis from Nigeria

    Dr Vitalis Okwor, 39 years old, is a consultant on Clinical and Radiation Oncology at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu, and coordinator of University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group. He works in the fight against breast cancer through campaign and screening activities. 

    As part of the SPARC MBC Challenge launched in partnership with Pfizer, UNTHBCSG is developing a project that aims at providing customised palliative care for breast cancer patients. Why weren’t you...

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    Cancer organisations called to join new global coalition on tobacco tax

    1 November - Paris, France: A group of international cancer organisations launched a new initiative to encourage governments to increase taxes on tobacco.

    Tobacco causes 20% of all cancer deaths and more than 4,000 people die from tobacco-related cancer each day. The initiative aims to build a global coalition of cancer organisations, all working...