"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."
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. The American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. With more than two million volunteers nationwide, the American Cancer Society is one of the oldest and largest voluntary health agencies in the United States.
The American Cancer Society, Inc. consists of a National Home Office with 13 chartered Divisions throughout the United States and a presence in most communities.
More than 3,400 local offices nationwide are organized to deliver cancer prevention, early detection, and patient services programs at the community level. Community programs and services include the Relay For Life program.
The American Cancer Society became a full UICC member in 1966.