"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 Institute (NCI) was authorized by the U.S. Congress in the National Cancer Act of 1937. it is a component of the National Institutes of Health, one of eight agencies that compose the Public Health Service in the Department of Health and Human Services.
NCI is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training. National Cancer Act of 1971 broadened the scope and responsibilities of the NCI and created the National Cancer Program.
Over the years, legislative amendments have maintained NCI authorities and responsibilities and added new information dissemination mandates as well as a requirement to assess the incorporation of state-of-the-art cancer treatments into clinical practice.
National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
NCI was accepted as UICC full member in 1978.