"The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) unites and supports the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to ensure that cancer control continues to be a priority in the world health and development agenda."
Dr. Copeland places health care quality improvement in the context of the current activism, protests, and organizing against racism.
Almost 50 per cent of breast cancer cases and 58 per cent of deaths occur in less developed countries, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)
UICC reports that Kenya has 47,000 new cases every year. The Kenyan Parliament has passed a law to address proper cancer management.
Each year, 700,000 people - including as many as 160,000 Americans - lose their lives to antibiotic-resistant bacteria (AMR). See also UICC's work on how AMR affects cancer care.
Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen progress in the areas of primary prevention (HPV vaccination) and secondary prevention (screening and treatment of pre-cancerous lesions) of cervical cancer.