"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."
Established in 1969, Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) has a tradition of untiring service to needy cancer patients from all over India, and even neighboring countries like: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Pakistan.
CPAA is an empathetic, reassuring, non-medical presence that has supported the treatment and overall needs of more than 3 lakh cancer patients.
It is a registered charitable non-governmental organization (NGO) working towards the total management of cancer as a disease, which includes: spreading awareness on the dangers inherent in accepted social practices such as chewing of tobacco, early marriage, multiple pregnancies, etc, which are responsible for approximately 70% of cancers in India.
CPAA aggressively fights cancer by initiating steps for the early detection of cancer since treatment at this stage leads to a cure in a majority of case along with providing complete assistance to cancer patients beyond that given by the medical profession.
In 1995, CPAA became full UICC member.