"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."
On October 12, 1968, the Nigerian Cancer Society (NCS) was founded with the objective to assist in the development of facilities for diagnosis and treatment of cancer, to educate the public on ther problems of cancer, and to conduct research in all aspects of cancer.
Since its founding, the society has expanded beyond the original founding town of Ibadan, and branches now exist in six geo-political zones of Nigeria. NCS’ first major successful publication was in 1982 with the book “Cancer in Nigeria-the proceedings of the NCS conference held in December 1979.”
Since 1970, Nigerian Cancer Society has been associate UICC member.