"The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) unites the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda."
The ICCP Portal is a one-stop stop for cancer prevention and control planning. It hosts topic-specific networks across the cancer care continuum that identifies best practices, key resources and gaps in those fields.
World Cancer Day 2013 was an opportunity to give an advocacy push before important international milestones. All member activities to mark the Day highlighted the importance of cancer being at the top of the global health agenda.
World Cancer Day 2013 was also particularly important as it fell 18 months after the first UN High-level Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases.
The outcome of this meeting was the signing of the Political Declaration which supports prevention and control of these devastating diseases, including cancer.
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Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including cancer were at the top of the agenda during the WHO Executive Board: The WHO EB was invited to discuss the Global Monitoring Framework (GMF) for NCDs. The EB fully endorsed the GMF, including targets and indicators for NCDs, and put it forward for adoption by all Member States at the 66th World Health Assembly in May 2013.
‘Using the law effectively for cancer control in Europe’ workshop (Oslo, 6-7 March), co-hosted by the Norwegian Cancer Society, our collaborating centre for Europe. We will have sessions on tobacco, obesity and patients’ rights.
Annual meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, at which access to opioid analgesics will again be on the agenda. UICC will be co-hosting a side event with governmental, intergovernmental and NGO partners.