"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."
Chiba Cancer Centre was founded in 1972 based upon the provision of state-of-the-art medicine to cancer patients, the promotion and expansion of research activities related to how and why cancer develops, and in order to train cancer specialists and educate the public on the importance of the early detection and treatment of cancer.
The centre conducts up-to-date diagnosis, treatment and research on cancer and provides high quality nursing care for its patients. Chiba Cancer Centre embarked on a focused effort to acquire state-of-the-art radiotherapy technology in 1995 and has become a leading research centre for radiation oncology in Japan.
Chiba has made it a point to better integrate cancer research into a more clinically oriented environment for the benefit of the patient.
Within the Cancer Centre there are two main sections, the hospital and the Cancer Institute. The hospital focuses and the best possible patient treatment and care and the Institute focuses on bettering cancer worldwide with their research.
The Cancer Centre became full UICC member in 1980.