"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."
Our organization is focused on young women concerned about and affected by breast cancer. We educate young women about risk factors and how to be breast aware and "risk savvy" by organizing public heath forums, making documentary films and short videos, writing blog posts and engaging young people in the breast health conversation on social media. In addition, we are involved in trying to improve the experience for young women who find themselves diagnosed with breast cancer. We connect young women with breast cancer and create a community for them; we listen to their needs to identify gaps in care and then inspire them to work together and with us to create resources to address the unique needs of younger breast cancer patients and make changes to our health care system to improve the lives of other young women. We advocate for improved access to new innovative treatments in Canada. We want to make sure a young woman gets the right treatment at the right time no matter where she lives in Canada.