"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 Dutch Cancer Society is a nation-wide organization for cancer control in the Netherlands. The society was funded in 1949 by Queen Wilhelmina. Her granddaughter, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix, is the current patron.
The Dutch Cancer Society’s ideal world is one in which nobody dies from cancer ever again. We want fewer people to get cancer, more people to cure, and patients to have a better quality of life, during and after the disease.
That’s why we fund and facilitate scientific research, influence policy, and share our knowledge about cancer and its treatment.
To make this possible, we raise funds and establish links with other parties involved in cancer control, both here in the Netherlands and elsewhere.
The Dutch Cancer Society is entirely dependent on community involvement and donations. Over 100.000 volunteers support the Dutch Cancer Society whether it comes to local or nation-wide fundraising, scientific or policy advice in several councils and committees. We can rely on nearly 1.500 local committees that organize fundraising activities e.g. our annual door-to-door campaign to raise funds for the fight against cancer.
The Dutch Cancer Society is supported by over 1 million donors.
The Dutch Cancer Society’s office is located in Amsterdam; our professional staff amounts to 198 staff members.
The Dutch Cancer Society became full UICC member in 1982