"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."
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)
European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) was founded as an international organization under Belgian law in 1962 by eminent oncologists working in the main cancer research institutes of the EU countries and Switzerland.
EORTC aims to develop, conduct, coordinate, and stimulate translational and clinical research in Europe to improve the management of cancer and related problems by increasing survival but also patient quality of life.
They wish to facilitate the passage of experimental discoveries into state-of-the-art treatments by keeping the time lapse between the discovery of new anti-cancer agents and the implementation of their therapeutic benefit for patients with cancer to a minimum.
EORTC's goal is to improve the standards of cancer treatment in Europe, through the evaluation of innovative drugs and new regimens, and to establish more effective therapeutic strategies, using drugs already commercially available, or surgery and radiotherapy.
EORTC was accepted as a UICC full member in September 2005.