Thursday, 3 November 2022 - 01:00 - Monday, 19 December 2022 - 01:00

Master course: Good practices for planning and implementing breast cancer projects


For UICC Members only

Course delivery

This course was developed by UICC as part of its Breast Cancer Programme, in partnership with the US National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health and the Breast Health Global Initiative. It includes material from various Project ECHO® groups working on cancer, including the Project ECHO on breast cancer control, the ICCP Project ECHO and the Cancer in Africa Project ECHO.

This Master course will be delivered over 4 modules with approximately 1 hour required per module. In addition to the recorded content, there will be live sessions featuring breast cancer experts where participants will have the opportunity to connect and learn from each other. The course schedule including an overview of the course content and a list of the course contributors is available in the course syllabus below.

This course is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe (ACOE). On completion of the course participants will be awarded a certificate worth 4 CME credits.

Course description

"Project ECHO has guided our team to plan the implementation of our project in a more systematic manner. I am hoping to make a significant impact in our geography to promote early breast cancer presentation and diagnosis."

- Participant from the Project ECHO for breast cancer course, 2021

The more carefully a project is researched, planned, and designed, the more likely it is to reach its objectives and produce positive outcomes for cancer patients. Learning about the essential phases of project research, design, management, and evaluation will enable course participants to draft and implement strong breast cancer projects.

In this course, participants will learn how to find recommendations for breast cancer interventions that are relevant to the resources available to them, conduct preliminary research, plan projects and monitor their outcomes.

Learning outcomes

By following this course, participants will be able to:

  • Find recommendations on evidence-based and resource appropriate interventions
  • Understand the steps to assess the context of your project (learn to investigate and assess the needs in your country, the barriers that patients face in accessing cancer services, and assess the health system capacity)
  • Determine the feasibility of your project, its cost-effectiveness, and the relevance of your intervention
  • Draft your project including the definition of your target population, relevant partnerships for your project and achievable objectives
  • Gain knowledge on how to evaluate and communicate about your project

Target audience

The course will be particularly valuable for individuals working in the following roles:

  • Programme leads, coordinators and team members working on breast cancer programmes.
  • Ministries of Health involved in the implementation of breast cancer programmes.

This course will be delivered exclusively in English.


Applications for this course are now closed

Event Information

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
Date and time

Last update

Wednesday 20 December 2023

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