Thinking Pink Breast Cancer Foundation is one of the only acting organisations in Sierra Leone working on raising awareness about breast cancer and bringing treatment to all Sierra Leoneans. Here, CEO Ms Pratt with former UICC presdient, Princess Dina Mired.
17 December 2020

How breast cancer patients in Sierra Leone are affected by COVID-19

In a country with extremely low resources, Thinking Pink Breast Cancer Foundation has made incredible strides and is now working to address the halt in treatments and funding due to COVID-19. Blog by its founder, Mrs Cremelda Parkinson Pratt.

The weekly number of breast cancer diagnoses are estimated to have fallen more than 50% during the pandemic. Image from the National Cancer Institute.
11 December 2020

Lessons from COVID-19: Addressing global cancer disparities

Head of Global Oncology Advocacy and Professional Relations at Daiichi Sankyo, Gissoo DeCotiis, discusses how COVID-19 has highlighted ongoing global disparities in breast cancer care and the continued need for action.

Pfizer is the founding partner of UICC's new Breast Cancer programme, which will provide new and much needed resources.
19 October 2020

A call for greater equity to reverse the rising trend of breast cancer mortality

The burden of breast cancer is known by far too many. And, sadly, it’s on the rise in many parts of the world. As a physician and patient advocate, as well as a cancer patient herself, Dara Richardson-Heron has been on the front lines, trying to prevent it, control it and contain it.

UICC welcomes a new President, President-Elect and Board of Directors for 2020-2022


Tuesday 6th October, Geneva Switzerland. At today’s General Assembly, held virtually for the first time, Professor Anil D’Cruz from India was welcomed as the new President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). Full member organisations also elected the 2020-2022 Board of Directors, including the President-Elect, Professor Jeff Dunn AO of Australia

UICC launches its new Breast Cancer Programme at the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Leveraging established programmes and convening platforms, UICC’s Breast Cancer Programme aims to support and strengthen the community to reverse the rising incidence and mortality of breast cancer worldwide

Tuesday 29 October 2020, Geneva, Switzerland – As the cancer community marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is launching a new five-year programme aimed at accelerating progress in breast cancer control.


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