"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."
National Cancer Center (NCCJ) was established by the Ministry of Health and Welfare in 1962, commissioned to lead the nation’s cancer treatment, prevention, control programmes, research and education. With a workforce over 3.500, including 600 physicians and 1.200 nurses, the Center provides comprehensive clinical services to patients at its two hospitals with 1.000 beds. The 400 staff at the research institute conduct basic research. The Center also conducts research on prevention and screening, along with translational and clinical research, hosts the national cancer registry and a national database for cancer genomic medicine. The center also provides accurate and up-to-date information to the public and healthcare professionals and supports 436 cancer institutions nationwide to ensure access to equal standards of care. The leadership participates and leads expert bodies appointed by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in the fight against cancer. Expertise is shared with the medical profession globally, with a focus on Asia. In 2010, it was designated an independent administrative institute (autonomous public service body), remaining under the auspices of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. NCC has been a full member since 1968.