"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 National Cancer Institute of Ukraine is one of the oldest scientific medical institutes in the country, which was founded on 7th July 1920 through the reorganisation of the radiological central ward in the Kyiv Radiology X-ray Institute. The Institute has the goal to unify diagnostics and treatment for oncological patients. With the purpose of improved cancer control in Ukraine, the Institute developed a project called “National Programme Control of Cancer until 2016”. This programme was approved by the Law of Ukraine (№ 1794-VI on 23rd December 2009). The clinic of the Institute has 600 swing-beds and it can accommodate 400 oncological patients in a day – surgeries of highest complexity are being carried out at the clinic. In 1996, the Institute established “The National Cancer Registry of Ukraine”. Areas of scientific and practical work are analysis of cancer incidence, mortality and survival rates in the Ukrainian population and the state of cancer care, which is annually published in the bulletin of the National Cancer Registry, as well as a prediction on cancer epidemiological process in Ukraine to determine priorities in cancer control. The Registry has been operative in all regions of the country and its data of cancer incidence was ,for the first time, included in the international edition “Cancer Incidence in 5 Continents”, by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR). The Institute has 1’052 employees, 95 researchers, including 22 D.Sc.M. and 44 - Ph.D., and 14 professors. International cooperation on oncology and radiology have been established with the European Association of Cancer, European Association of Radiologists, the International Association of Lung Cancer, the International Academy of Pathology, European Society for Medical Oncology and others. Our scientists are involved in international and national cancer forums.