Capacity building
Developing capacity building initiatives to strengthen the cancer community
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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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15 September 2017
  • Capacity building
  • Members

Apply for a research grant

UICC's Vanguard Partner, World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF International) has launched a new grant cycle.

YY study grants
12 September 2017
  • Capacity building

Awardees of the Spring selection of YY Study Grants

UICC and the JAPAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE for UICC are pleased to announce 4 Awardees of the 2017 Spring Selection of Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer Study Grants (YY).

YY study grants
10 August 2017
  • Capacity building

YY study grant call for proposals: deadline 15 October 2017

The 3 month YY Study Grants provide a unique opportunity to pursue a research collaboration abroad. 

The application closing date is 15 October 2017.

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 in view of the call for sessions 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.