Leading the
global fight
against cancer
 

Union for International Cancer ControlUICC

"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."

 
Our main missions
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Convening

Convening the global cancer control community through our keystone events

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Capacity building

Developing capacity building initiatives to strengthen the cancer community

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Advocacy

Promoting cancer in the global health and development agendas

Our key platforms
Latest news and updates
Our news and updates
Nthano Zathu Radio Drama Zambia
13 October 2019

11 cancer organisations selected for the 3rd round of the SPARC MBC Challenge

Since the launch of this initiative in 2015, more than US $1.5 million has been granted to cancer organisations in order to support projects addressing the needs of metastatic breast cancer patients.

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
10 October 2019

2019 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit – leaving no one behind

The 2019 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit – a high level policy meeting of global cancer leaders – will focus on how cancer detection, treatment and care can contribute to achieving Universal Health Coverage.

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9 October 2019

E-cigarettes: effective cessation tool or new gateway to smoking tobacco?

Approximately 40 million people use e-cigarettes worldwide, a market that allows tobacco companies to generate significant revenues. (Source: Euromonitor international) Simultaneously, more and more health experts are raising questions about potential risks. 

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2 October 2019

UICC supports evidence showing health risks of red meat

Leading experts and health organisations have rejected recent findings that claim most people do not need to reduce or moderate how much red and processed meat they eat. 

Spotlight on
Wednesday 16 October 2019 – Main Summit Day H.E. Berdibek Saparbaev, Deputy Prime Minister, Kazakhstan
17 October 2019

Governments need to fulfil their commitments to Universal Health Coverage

The 2019 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit hosted by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) ended with a strong call to action in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. 

Participants take pictures at the 2018 World Cancer Congress
16 October 2019

2020 World Cancer Congress registration is now open

The 2020 World Cancer Congress (WCC) is your opportunity to engage and get inspired, boost your career and be exposed to the latest developments in cancer control while connecting with health experts from all over the world.  

From our network
News feed
11 October 2019

Healthcare Global Enterprises (HCG) now highlights the need to create an awareness and also facilitate professional psychological...

Source: PharmaBiz.com
13 October 2019

En México, el cáncer es la tercera causa de muerte después de las enfermedades cardiovasculares y la diabetes

Source: El Mañana
11 October 2019

Through prospective, randomized and controlled clinical study, patients with early lung cancer who do not need lymph node dissection...

Source: Trial bulletin
15 October 2019

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The World Cancer Leaders’ Summit (WCLS) kicks off in the city of Nur-Sultan. The summit is attended by over 350...

Source: Kaz Inform
3 October 2019

No mês da campanha Outubro Rosa, de prevenção ao câncer de mama, a Secretaria Municipal de Saúde (SMS) destaca a importância de fazer o...

Member spotlight
Sweden Ghana Medical Centre
Sweden Ghana Medical Centre (SGMC)

SGMC’s vision is to offer the best private cancer care in West Africa, serving as a role model for oncology treatment, research and innovation. The Centre’s promise is that in everything they do, they will always strive to take away the burden of cancer. SGMC is a private cancer centre located in Accra, Ghana and offers radiotherapy, chemotherapy, brachytherapy and other oncology services. Their cancer treatment techniques and modern equipment give all their patients the best chance to fight cancer, to survive cancer and to improve the patients’ quality of life. The Centre is well-established in West Africa as a destination cancer centre where consultation, treatment, screening services as well as second opinions are provided. They contribute to cancer research and education, with publications and presentations in the international arena, and focus on a strong collaboration with the public sector. Ultimately, at SGMC, best practices are created that will help transform private oncology treatment in West Africa.

Our Partners
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Amgen

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology. Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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Astellas

The Astellas Group aims to become a R&D-driven global pharmaceutical company contributing to people’s health. Astellas’s business philosophy has three elements — raison d'être, mission and beliefs. This business philosophy expresses the company’s aim to contribute to the health of people around the world through the provision of highly effective and trustworthy pharmaceuticals, while continuously increasing the Company's enterprise value.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS)

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global BioPharma company firmly focused on its mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines to patients with serious diseases.

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China Anti-Cancer Association (CACA)

Established in 1984, the China Anti-Cancer Association (CACA) is a non-government and non-profit organisation with a mission to unite people involved in all branches of oncology with a shared interest in fighting cancer. CACA is dedicated to improving cancer control in China through increasing the survival rates, and decreasing the incidence and mortality rates of cancer. CACA plays an important role in promoting academic exchange, organising public education, establishing collaboration with international cancer societies, and providing data and advice to the Chinese government for making strategies and policies on cancer control. The branches consist of 45 professional societies, 47 full membership organisations, and 30 local anti-cancer associations with a total membership exceeding 47,000.

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CUBEBIO

CUBEBIO is a biomedical company, headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, dedicated to researching and developing cancer diagnostic biomarkers and in vitro diagnostics. The company also possesses more than 30 patents in relation to cancer diagnosis. Since its establishment, CUBEBIO commits itself to the continuous research and development for global health improvements by detecting cancer early through self-diagnosis by means of urine as a specimen. CUBEBIO’s urine-based self-diagnostic technology enables anyone to check their cancer status fast, accurately, economically, and frequently, thereby making early screening possible and, in the case of cancer patients, allowing them to monitor their cancer for progression or recurrence.

CUBEBIO aims to enter world markets by fostering close working relations with cancer societies, foundations, and research centers in each and every country. By doing so, CUBEBIO works towards creating a new culture where complex cancer diagnostic procedure becomes simpler and more accessible by self-diagnosis, regardless of time and place, and thus emerges as a new global leader in the healthcare industry.

DKG
DKG Krebsgesellschaft

The German Cancer Society (DKG) is the largest scientific and specialist oncology company in Germany with headquarters in Berlin. They are engaged in cancer care on the basis of evidence-based medicine, interdisciplinary and consequent quality standards. In total, DKG has about 7600 members, organised in 24 working groups, 16 regional cancer societies and 34 sponsors from research-based pharmaceutical industries, scientific publishers and health insurances. Since cancers need to be cross-treated and researched, their members are not only medical doctors of all sections, but also basic researchers, medical technical assistants, nurses, psychologists and other professionals who work on cancer.

DKG specialises in certification of oncological care institutions, development of clinical practice guidelines, coordination of guidelines in the framework of the German Guideline Program of Oncology (GGPO), development and transfer of oncological knowledge, and improvement of information given to patients.

Fondation Philantropia
Fondation Philantropia

An umbrella foundation associated with the bank Lombard Odier and a registered charity, Fondation Philanthropia has been helping its donors bring their philanthropic initiatives to fruition in all areas of social responsibility since 2008. It provides philanthropic expertise and support to those who wish to develop a philanthropic project in line with their background, desires and ambitions. The Foundation offers its donors a legal, financial and philanthropic framework for made-to-measure projects.

The Foundation now operates more than 20 personal funds and has received over 115 million Swiss francs in donations, of which over a third has already been distributed or committed. Its donors have been highly committed to the fight against cancer, with over 15 million spent on the cause.

Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP)
Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP)

Friends of Cancer Patients UAE (FoCP UAE) charity is a non-profit organisation, founded in September 1999 under the directives and patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

FoCP UAE provides a broad spectrum of support for its patients including financial support, which entails covering treatment expenses for chemotherapy, radiation and other needed medications, in addition to expenses for investigative and surgical procedures including bone marrow transplants and prosthetic limbs. FoCP UAE provides transportation and food allowance for underprivileged cancer patients and facilitates sending patients abroad for specialised treatment. FoCP UAE also provides moral support, offering cancer patients and their families psychological consultations and Hajj and Umrah services.

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ICON Group

Icon Group is a leading provider of cancer care across Australasia. Icon believes in bringing the best cancer treatment possible, to as many people as possible, as close to home as possible. They do this through leveraging the latest technology, collaborating with like-minded partners and investing in outstanding people.

Institut National du Cancer
Institut National du Cancer

The French National Cancer Institute (INCa) is the preeminent health and science agency in charge of cancer control in France, created under the Public Health Act of 9th August 2004. It reports to the ministries for Health and for Research.

The Institute is a public interest grouping (GIP) which brings together State representatives, charities, health insurance funds, research organisations and hospital federations. These stakeholders share a common goal of reducing the incidence of avoidable cancers and the number of cancer deaths, improving the quality of life of people with cancer during and after their illness, and reducing inequalities related to cancer.

The Institute provides an integrated approach encompassing all cancer-control dimensions (health, scientific, social and economic) and areas of intervention (prevention, screening, care and research) for the benefit of patients and their relatives.

To catalyse progress, the INCa acts as an interface with patients, their friends and families, the healthcare system users, general public, healthcare professionals, researchers, experts and decision-makers.

Capacity building
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Kazakh Research Institute of Oncology & Radiology (KazIOR)

Kazakh Research Institute of Oncology & Radiology is the equivalent of National Cancer Institute in Kazakhstan. It's responsible for all cancer control programs in Kazakhstan. Hospital is providing multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment, education and training. Our Institute is making cancer policy in Kazakhstan. Two nation-wide screening programs for breast and cervical cancer were launched in 2008 with the support of Ministry of Health.
At present time we are working on development screening programs for colorectal, prostate & gastric cancer.

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Merck KGaA

Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. In 2016, Merck generated sales of € 15.0 billion in 66 countries.  Founded in 1668, Merck is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. Merck, Darmstadt, Germany holds the global rights to the “Merck” name and brand except in the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.

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MSD (Merck & Co)

For more than a century, MSD, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, has been inventing for life, bring forward medicines and vaccines for the world’s most challenging diseases.  MSD is a trade name of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA. Through their prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and animal health products, they work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. MSD also demonstrates their commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. Today, MSD continues to be at the forefront of research to advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and communities around the world - including cancer, cardio-metabolic diseases, emerging animal diseases, Alzheimer’s disease and infectious diseases including HIV and Ebola.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training. The NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

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Novartis Oncology

Novartis Oncology is a global leader in transforming outcomes for people with cancer. We offer a wide range of innovative therapies to help meet patient needs and have one of the strongest, most productive pipelines in the industry. Our research is driven by a distinctive scientific and clinical strategy focused on precision oncology – understanding how cancer develops on a genomic level and developing drugs that hone in on those targets.

Oman Cancer Association
Oman Cancer Association

The Oman Cancer Association (OCA) is a non-governmental, non-for-profit umbrella organization. The inception of the Association was in the 2000 but was registered at the Ministry of Social Development in 2004. OCA is the brainchild of a 4 times cancer survivor Ms. Yuthar AlRawahi who started the initiatives in 1999.

The Oman Cancer Association is 17 years old and serves the community to achieve its vision, Mission and Objectives. This is done through special projects, landmark projects, fund raising and creating awareness towards all cancers. Concentrating on awareness, empowerment, human resource development and research. We collaborate and support other similar organization within the region and globally.

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Pfizer

At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives through the discovery, development and manufacture of healthcare products. Our global portfolio includes medicines and vaccines, as well as many of the world’s best-known consumer healthcare products. We work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. We collaborate with healthcare providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable healthcare around the world.

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Roche

Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management.

Founded in 1896, Roche continues to search for better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases and make a sustainable contribution to society. The company also aims for improving patient access to medical innovations by working with all relevant stakeholders. Twenty-nine medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organization Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials and cancer medicines.

The Roche Group, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, is active in over 100 countries and in 2016 employed more than 94,000 people worldwide.

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Royal Hospital - Ministry of Health (Oman)

The Royal Hospital is owned and administered by the Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman. Commissioned in 1987, it is an important landmark in the development of health services in the Sultanate during the renaissance program of the Government of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said in this prosperous period of Oman’s contemporary history. Through this Hospital, the Government aims at providing specialist and super-specialist care of the highest standard.

https://www.moh.gov.om/en/web/royal-hospital

Sanofi
Sanofi

Sanofi is a global life sciences company committed to improving access to healthcare and supporting the people we serve throughout the continuum of care. From prevention to treatment, Sanofi transforms scientific innovation into healthcare solutions, in human vaccines, rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, diabetes and cardiovascular solutions and consumer healthcare. More than 110,000 people at Sanofi are dedicated to make a difference on patients’ daily life, wherever they live and enable them to enjoy a healthier life.

Swiss Cancer League
Swiss Cancer League

The Swiss Cancer League is a national, charitable, private organisation, founded in 1910. It is the Berne-based headquarter of an association of 19 regional cancer leagues. The Swiss Cancer League covers all aspects of cancer, with the aim of ensuring that fewer people develop cancer, fewer people suffer and die from the consequences of cancer and more people can be treated successfully. The organisation supports innovative cancer research projects, increases public awareness of prevention measures and is committed to early diagnosis and treatment. One of its first concerns is to ensure high-quality advice and psychological support for all cancer patients and survivors and their caretakers. The Swiss Cancer League also supports other cancer control organisations in low income countries.

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Tata Trusts

Tata Trusts are amongst India's oldest, non-sectarian philanthropic organisations. The Trusts own two-third of the stock holding of Tata Sons, the apex company of the Tata group of companies. The wealth that accrues from this asset supports an assortment of causes, institutions and individuals in a wide variety of areas. In this manner, the profits that the Tata companies earn go back many times over to the communities they operate in. These funds have been deployed towards a whole range of community development programmes across the country, for over a 100 years now.

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UICC Japan

The Japan National Committee for UICC is a group of Japanese organisations that are members of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), gathered to support the UICC to strive to realise the World Cancer Declaration. Currently UICC-Japan is composed of 29 full Japanese UICC members, including major cancer specialists in Japan, cancer centres, research institutes, research funds, hospitals and cancer associations.

WCRF
World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF)

World Cancer Research Fund International is the world’s leading authority on cancer prevention research related to diet, weight and physical activity. Their vision is to live in a world where no one develops a preventable cancer. On behalf of the cancer prevention charities in the World Cancer Research Fund network, WCRF commissions research from leading institutions around the world into the effects of diet, nutrition, body fatness, physical activity on cancer and cancer survival. This research aims to fill the current gaps in scientific knowledge.

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