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About our advocacy work

UICC unites the cancer community through our members and partners to reduce the global cancer burden and drive forward the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) agenda. Building on the inclusion of NCDs into Agenda 2030 and the World Cancer Declaration UICC is working to integrate effective cancer control into existing health services and development plans. We are working towards ensuring all countries have strong health systems to deliver effective and comprehensive patient-centred care which is responsive to population-based cancer registries.

Our long term vision

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Cancer and the Sustainable Development Goals

Approximately 47 percent of cancer cases and 55 percent of cancer deaths occur in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs). By 2030, LMICs are expected to bear the brunt of the estimated 21.4 million new cancer cases per year, accounting for 60-70 percent of the global cancer burden.

Cancer and the Non-communicable disease agenda

In 2011 the cancer and NCD community made history with the adoption of the UN Political Declaration on the Prevention and Control of NCDs, which recognised NCDs as a global health and development priority and committed governments to take urgent action to address this growing crisis. Building on the momentum created by the Political Declaration and subsequent resolutions by the World Health Assembly, a new global framework for NCDs has emerged.

The importance of the advocacy work

"We are proud to call ourselves one of the first partners of UICC. UICC called on our expertise in the area of cancer prevention for the global advocacy campaign. Together, UICC and its members have successfully placed cancer on the global stage, putting the cancer community in position for even greater success in the years to come.”

Dr Kate Allen, Director, Science and Communications

"Accurate and timely diagnosis is the first enemy of cancer, as it clips its potential from the outset and halts it from invading and conquering the whole body. Unfortunately, many cancer patients, especially in the developing world, do not have this safety net, and are completely exposed to cancer’s advances without any checks. We need a robust cancer resolution that encourages fast improvements in early detection and diagnosis through a clear and urgent health system response."

HRH Princess Dina Mired
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World Cancer Declaration Progress Report 2016

The 1000-strong UICC membership have worked collectively to create the World Cancer Declaration Progress Report 2016, providing a unique civil society perspective on national successes and major challenges that remain to realise the Declaration targets, with perspectives from 113 countries.

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Advocacy Toolkit

The 2nd edition of the UICC Advocacy Toolkit ‘Galvanizing Efforts To Achieve The World Cancer Declaration Targets’.

Let us call for national action from global commitments made through the 2017 . Add your voice: www.uicc.org/CancerResolution

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21 June 2017
  • Advocacy
  • Members
  • Partners

A new collaboration to increase access to lifesaving cancer treatment in Africa

American Cancer Society and Clinton Health Access Initiative announce collaborations with Pfizer and Cipla to increase access to lifesaving cancer treatment in Africa.

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15 June 2017
  • Convening
  • Capacity building
  • Advocacy

2018 WCC video: discover what to expect in Kuala Lumpur

Find out why Congress participants recommend the only forum dedicated to advancing cancer control globally and nationally...

Norwegian Cancer Society's AMR campaign
14 June 2017
  • Advocacy
  • Members

Norwegian Cancer Society launch campaign on threat of antimicrobial resistance to cancer treatment

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 – Today, the Norwegian Cancer Society (NCS), have launched a new campaign calling on other organisations to raise awareness and take action against the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) including anitbiotic resistance, which could set cancer treatment back decades.

The new uicc.org
7 June 2017
  • Convening
  • Capacity building
  • Advocacy

uicc.org – a new place with a brand new face

It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of our new website. uicc.org has been completely re-thought to better highlight the work of UICC and its community of members and partners, to enhance the user experience, and to facilitate content discovery.

The 2016 Annual Report was developed with digital consumption in mind
1 June 2017
  • Convening
  • Capacity building
  • Advocacy

Annual Report now available

We are pleased to share the 2016 UICC Annual Report – a wonderful snapshot of another year of progress for UICC and its community of members and partners.

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31 May 2017
  • Advocacy
  • Networks

World No Tobacco Day 2017

Beating tobacco for health, prosperity, the environment and national development