"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 ICCP Portal is a one-stop stop for cancer prevention and control planning. It hosts topic-specific networks across the cancer care continuum that identifies best practices, key resources and gaps in those fields.
Uganda Women's Cancer Support Organization (UWOCASO)
Uganda Women's Cancer Support Organization (UWOCASO) is a group of breast cancer survivors. The initiative to form the group arose from the survivors' personal experiences as patients and the realization that they could contribute. These survivors efforts go towards making fellow affected women have less traumatic experiences and to foster hope for a cure if they report early for treatment.
UWOCASO was founded in 2004 by five survivors but has continued to attract more survivors and well wishers. The current membership is 35 survivors. It is the first cancer support organization founded in Uganda.
The organization's main aim is to give psychosocial support to women and their families experiencing breast cancer and cervical cancer diagnosis. They are focused on educating the entire population about the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of these cancers and are trying to impart a culture of routine screening, adopt best practices of Self Breast Examination (SBE) and presenting early for treatment.
The organization`s current activities include breast health and cancer education through community mobilization and demonstrations in schools, maternal clinics and community centers.
UWOCASO has appeared on monthly talk shows and in articles in the media. They offer patient support and counseling services, in addition to pursuing advocacy and public policy movements. It is interested in participating in cancer research and clinical trials, and they are interested in providing training opportunities for both professionals and volunteers.
UWOCASO was accepted as a UICC member in May 2008.