"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."
Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer. With more than 30,000 members, ASCO is committed to improving cancer care through scientific meetings, educational programs and peer-reviewed journals. For ASCO information and resources, visit www.asco.org. Patient-oriented cancer information is available at www.cancer.net.
ASCO International, launched on World Cancer Day 2013, encompasses ASCO's portfolio of programs that support cancer care and research internationally, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. More information about ASCO International can be found at www.asco.org/international.
ASCO is supported by its affiliate organization, the Conquer Cancer Foundation (www.conquercancerfoundation.org), which funds ground-breaking research and programs that make a tangible difference in the lives of people with cancer.
In 2002, UICC accepted ASCO as a full member.