"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 International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organizations (ICCCPO) is a worldwide umbrella organisation of parent groups of children with cancer.
ICCCPO’s mission is to share information and experience between parent groups around the world, and with all others involved in the treatment and care of children with cancer, in order to ensure the best possible access to treatment and care for children with cancer everywhere in the world.
ICCCPO’s objectives are to form an international network through which its member parent organisations may share information to build better links between parents and health care professionals; to promote greater awareness and understanding of the issues and effects of childhood cancer on an international level with other health or child related organizations such as the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP), UNICEF and WHO; to create opportunities to improve access to advances in the treatment and care of childhood cancer patients, particularly in underdeveloped nations where the best possible treatment and care are not available due to lack of medications, facilities, information or other resources.
ICCCPO became a UICC associate member in August 2006.