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    SPARC grant awardees - Meet Ana Milena from Colombia

    35 year-old Ana Milena Gil Quijano is a researcher at Instituto para la Evaluacion de la Calidad y la Atencion en Salud (IECAS). She has mostly worked in the design, development and evaluation of health projects related to cancer and is currently acting as co-researcher within the Cancer patients and caregivers web-based information tool project.

    In the aim of empowering organisations worldwide to address the specific needs of metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients in their native countries, UICC has launched, in partnership with Pfizer, the...

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    IARC identifies eight additional cancer sites linked to overweight and obesity

    25 August 2016 - A new evaluation carried out by the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention programme has concluded that overweight/obesity is a risk factor for more cancer sites than previously established.

    In summary: The absence of excess body fatness reduces the risk of cancers of the colon and rectum, oesophagus, kidney, breast in postmenopausal women, and endometrium of the uterus. In addition, for...

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    Join the #2016WCC social media sweepstake

    In the lead up to the 2016 World Cancer Congress in Paris next October, the Union for International Cancer Control is launching today a social media sweepstake showing the amazing cultural diversity of the event. Join now and you might win a cruise on the Seine.

    To highlight just how international the Congress is, UICC invites registered attendees to share pictures on social media illustrating their cultural background. Participants in this photo sharing...

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    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,...

  • Luciana Holtz from Instituto Oncoguia, Brazil

    SPARC grant awardees - Meet Luciana from Brazil

    41 year-old Luciana Holtz is the founder and president of the Instituto Oncoguia - one of twenty organisations receiving a SPARC grant which aims to improve the quality of life of metastatic breast cancer patients in Brazil.

    The Seeding Progress and Resources for the Cancer Community (SPARC) Grants - launched in partnership with Pfizer - aims at empowering organisations across the world to address the specific needs of...

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    WHO appoints Michael R. Bloomberg as Global Ambassador for NCDs

    17 August 2016, Geneva - WHO has today named Mr Michael R. Bloomberg, philanthropist and former three-term Mayor of the City of New York, as Global Ambassador for non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

    NCDs (including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases) and injuries are responsible for 43 million deaths each year - almost 80% of all deaths worldwide. Each year...

  • Evgenyia Aleksandrova and APOZ's Patients' Academy

    SPARC grant awardees – Meet Evgenyia from Bulgaria

    Evgenyia Aleksandrova, 53 year-old breast cancer survivor, is the founder and head of APOZ and Friends, one of the SPARC grantee organisations that has a major influence on healthcare policies in Bulgaria.

    As part of the SPARC MBC Challenge launched in partnership with Pfizer, Evgenyia Aleksandrova is shaping the ABC Patient Academy with trained nurses and oncologists to help metastatic breast cancer (...

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    2016 World Cancer Congress Regional Meetings: a platform to connect UICC members

    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. The Regional Meetings will address various topics ranging from advocacy and how it can be improved in specific countries to...

  • Albert Ndayisaba – Inshuti Mu Buzima, Rwanda

    SPARC grant awardees - Meet Albert from Rwanda

    Albert Ndayisaba works as Program on Social and Economic Rights Manager for Partners in Health - Inshuti Mu Buzima in Rwanda, one of the 20 organisations around the world receiving a SPARC grant.

    Launched in partnership with Pfizer, the Seeding Progress and Resources for the Cancer Community (SPARC) Grants aims at empowering organisations worldwide to address the specific needs of women with...

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    2016 World Cancer Congress - Meet our famous inspirational keynote speakers

    With less than 100 days to go until the Congress, we are excited to launch our plenary programme which features some of the world’s top cancer and health leaders.

    Highly influential and prominent experts will share their perspectives and the latest progress made in various areas in prevention and screening, diagnosis and treatment, care and survivorship...