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UICC has more than 50 years of experience in providing training and capacity building across the field of cancer control.

In promoting greater equity in cancer control, UICC is striving to:

  • Support organisations in doing a better job tomorrow than they do today
  • Increase members’ impact by scaling up their relevance, reach, and sustainability in their own settings, taking into account that each member is unique 

"I am so grateful for this course and addressing these issues and functionality in a way that is informative and also dispels the beliefs and taboo language and process around sexuality. So good to openly discuss and have good questions to ask. Thank you to the team who put this together and to the lecturers who gave their time and experience - such a well rounded course"

Participant from Master Course on 'Sexuality Issues in Cancer Care'

“UICC has pioneered the development of a tailor-made programme to support CEOs of cancer organisations in their leadership role and to help them address today’s challenges in the rapidly changing environment of cancer control. As a CEO myself, I was excited to experience these opportunities to mingle with peers, exchange thoughts and views, and hear about best practice case studies. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to attend the sessions and meet other CEOs in the cancer field.” 

Maria Jocelyn Kara Alikpala, Chief Executive Officer
Chris Wild, Director of IARC speaking at the 2016 WCLS

"Being a UICC fellow is an outstanding opportunity to sharpen skills across different areas of cancer research and receive exceptional training to become a leader in the field of cancer control. It is also a valuable route to furthering career development, adding value to the work of one’s home institution and expanding professional networks."

Christopher P. Wild, PhD, ICRETT Fellow 1984 and 1992 and Director
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The five tracks for the 2018 World Cancer Congress are announced
21 July 2017
  • Convening
  • Capacity building
  • Advocacy

2018 WCC programme tracks announced

Discover the new 2018 World Cancer Congress tracks, and start building your session proposal now as the call for sessions will run from 28 August – 31 Oct 2017.

Leadership in Action - Seoul
20 July 2017
  • Convening
  • Capacity building
  • Members

Leadership in action: Cancer Control in Asia Pacific - Seoul, 21 June

On 21 June in Seoul, Republic of Korea, UICC held its first ‘Leadership in Action’ meeting, a regional forum that convenes senior executives of UICC member organisations to network and engage on regionally relevant issues, challenges, opportunities and best practice to strengthen cancer control in the region.

3 July 2017
  • Capacity building

Bourses pour l’Afrique Francophone: Résultats et ouverture du 2eme Appel

UICC a le plaisir d’annoncer les 3 lauréats du 1er appel des bourses pour l’Afrique francophone et le lancement du 2éme appel le 1 juillet 2017

UICC is pleased to announce the 3 winners of the first BAF call and the opening of the second call on 1 July 2017.

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30 June 2017
  • Capacity building
  • Members
  • Partners

Cancer Research UK reopens its £20 million Grand Challenge for application

Following the investment of over £70 million in four global teams in 2016, Cancer Research UK (CRUK) is now accepting applications through Oct. 12. for multidisciplinary teams willing to take on eight challenges identified as toughest in the cancer fight.

20 June 2017
  • Capacity building
  • Members
  • Partners

The Astellas Oncology C3 Prize returns for a second year

UICC partner Astellas Oncology is calling for submissions for the C3 Prize aiming to inspire and support innovative ideas for cancer care with $100,000 in grants.  

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...