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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.