Case studies
An overview of various case studies promoting best practices and the benefits of international collaboration.
Fellowships and Treatment for All Case Studies
Case Study by Julyanti Agustina

Supporting Indonesia’s population-based cancer registries (PBCRs)
Spotlight on data collection and analysis by Julyanti Agustina

Ms Julyanti Agustina works at the cancer registry at the Dharmais National Cancer Centre (NCC), Jakarta, Indonesia since 2010.

In 2013, Ms Agustina travelled to the National Cancer Centre in Tokyo, Japan, to complete a UICC fellowship. The head of Dharmais Cancer Registry Division (Dr Evlina Suzanna) suggested her to apply the UICC fellowship to upgrade knowledge about Cancer Registry in Japan. She wanted to learn about national cancer registry implementation, data collection and data analysis...

Case Study by Ndiaye Sokhna

Improving psychosocial support in paediatric oncology
Spotlight on supportive care by Sokhna Ndiaye

Sokhna Ndiaye is a psychotherapist, who trained in the United States before returning to her birthplace of Senegal to work in both psychiatric and clinical settings. Currently, she manages the Psychological Support Programme in the Paediatric Oncology Unit at University Hospital Aristide Le Dantec...

Working to increase the number of psycho-oncology programmes in Kenya
Spotlight on supportive and palliative care by Philip Ouma

Working to increase the number of psycho-oncology programmes in Kenya

For more than ten years, Philip Ouma has worked as a clinical psycho-oncologist. He works at the Faraja Cancer Support Trust in Nairobi, Kenya.

He completed a UICC fellowship at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center, New York in 2014 where he learned about psychosocial skills and programs that could be brought back and implemented in Kenya.

Mr Ouma said, “The fellowship has been a turning point in my work with cancer patients. I feel more empowered and inspired in my work in Kenya and Africa.”


Case Study by Michal Chovanec

Fighting testicular cancer in Slovakia through clinical and translational research
Spotlight on quality treatment and care by Michal Chovanec

Dr Michal Chovanec currently works as a clinical oncologist at the National Cancer Institute of Slovakia, where each year he generally treats around 300 newly diagnosed patients and survivors suffering from testicular germ cell tumours (TGCT).

In 2015, Dr Chovanec completed a UICC fellowship on clinical and translational research in TGCT at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center in the United States, one of the leading centres in testicular cancer treatment and research, under the supervision of Professor Lawrence Einhorn...

Case Study by Pradnya Sri Rahayulrvin

Establishing population-based cancer registries in Indonesia
Spotlight on data by Pradnya Sri Rahayu Irvin

Pradnya Sri Rahayu Irvin has been working as a biostatistician for the Cancer Registry Division of the Dharmais National Cancer Centre in Indonesia for the past nine years under supervision from Evlina Suzanna, MD, Path.

In 2012, she completed a UICC fellowship with Dr Rajesh Dikshit at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India in order to learn how they have conducted population-based cancer registries (PBCRs) in both urban and rural areas...

Application of Brachytherapy in the Philippines                                                    Spotlight on Treatment by Dr Warren Bacorro

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Dr Warren Bacorro works at the UICC member organisation, Benavides Cancer Institute, University of Santo Tomas Hospital, Manila, Philippines. He went on a clinical and research fellowship in brachytherapy at the University of California in Los Angeles, USA in July 2014.

Dr Bacorro said, "At UCLA, I got acquainted with brachytherapy applications in different cancer sites, identified requirements for personnel training, radiation safety, and materials and logistics, and evaluated the feasibility of expanding applications given the current state of oncology practice in our country."


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Fostering International Collaboration

Accelerating efforts in the fight against cancer

We often get asked a question from our members and other organisations working in cancer control: How can we become more engaged internationally?

For UICC fostering international collaboration is about accelerating action at all levels, increasing the reach of initiatives and resources, making sure that we build on each other’s work rather than duplicating efforts, creating networks of peer to peer support.





Increasing visibility and reach among the global health community.


Participants at the 2016 World Cancer Leaders' Summit
Leveraging complementary assets

Sharing expertise, knowledge and assets which can be mobilised to increase capacities to deliver shared goals.


Participants at the 2016 World Cancer Congress
Shaping the global health agenda



Being an active voice within the cancer movement.


A panel during the 2016 World Cancer Leaders' Summit
Last update: 
Thursday 5 July 2018