Members' Corner

We thank you, our members, for actively participating to mark World Cancer Day. Learn more about new members, events and more!

As you have learned in this issue of the Newsletter, World Cancer Day 2013 was an extraordinary success! Much of this success was possible thanks to you, our members, who actively mobilised in your countries to spread the word and dispel some of the most important myths and misconceptions surrounding cancer. 279 UICC members were part of this great success!  

We highly value your participation and engagement in our activities that aim to advance the fight against cancer. Use the momentum created by World Cancer Day to continue to promote your campaigns, national and regional actions, and strengthen the work with your governments. You can also contact us to explore collaborations in areas of advocacy, programmes, fellowships, and even partnerships. We encourage you to make the most of your membership and benefit from the latest and most important news and events of the global cancer community.

UICC Welcomes New Members!

The Membership base continues to expand with now 775 members in 156 countries. We are excited to have you all on board and look forward to working with you in the coming months.

We welcome the following organisations:

Indonesia - Yayasan Sentuhan Kasih Anak

Saudi Arabia - Sheikh Mohammed Hussien Al-Amoudi Center of Excellence in Breast Cancer

Saudi Arabia - Zahra Breast Cancer Foundation

USA - International Partnership for Reproductive Health

Zambia - Zambian Cancer Society

UICC Updated Logo

We request all our members to use the new logo of UICC. You can find the logo in different resolutions here: UICC Logo with Byline

Up-coming Activities

Promote your events under the auspices of UICC

As a UICC member you can promote your event under the auspices of UICC. Members can use the UICC' logo on all promotional material for their events. The UICC logo is the embodiment of UICC's values and reputation. Visit us here to learn more about how to apply.   

We invite you to mark your calendars for our members’ up-coming activities! There are a series of interesting events that are being coordinated and we would like to share with you the ones taking place in the next three months. If you have not posted your next event in our calendar of events we invite you to do so by clicking on the following link

17th International RRI Conference

When: 20-22 March 2013

Where: Cape Town, South Africa

Under the Auspices of UICC

Reach to Recovery International organises the 17th International RRI Conference in Africa for the first time. The theme of the conference is Together We Reach and they will be looking at breast cancer from the perspectives of the patient (both the newly diagnosed and those with metastatic spread), the survivor, the partner, the family, the community, the breast cancer activist and the health professional. RRI will reach together to improve the quality of life for women and men with breast cancer.

For more information, please visit:

AORTIC African Pathology Summit

When: 22-23 March 2013

Where: Dakar, Senegal

AORTIC is organising a Summit under the theme “Building international and local bridges in pathology”. African pathologists are motivated and energised for change with a new enthusiasm and palpable hope among its ranks especially among the younger generation. All stakeholders (international and regional), with interest in the current and future practice of pathology in sub-Saharan Africa, are invited and welcome to this meeting. 

For more information, please visit: 

VI Encuentro de Registros de Cáncer del Ecuador

When: 3-5 April

Where: Cuenca, Ecuador

Under the auspices of UICC

La Sociedad de Lucha Contra el Cáncer del Ecuador SOLCA is organising the VI Encuentro de Registros de Cáncer del Ecuador. The meeting aims to stimulate the study, research, and incidence of the neoplasm disease, in an effort to search for clinic-therapeutic criteria in its diagnosis and treatment and fight it in an efficient manner. All oncologic professional doctors, health institutes, researchers, students and general public, are invited to attend.

IV Latin American Symposium of Gastroenterology Oncology 

When: 16-20 April

Where: Viña del Mar, Chile

Under the auspices of UICC

The Fundación Chilena para el Desarollo de la Oncología hosts the IV Latin American Symposium Gastronterology Oncology. This is one of the main events of the region in this specialty, which will cover the latest management options of neoplasm that involve the whole gastrointestinal tract.

The Fundación and medical collaborators organise and guide this SLAGO with the aim of informing medical oncologists, gastric surgeons, gastroenterologists, radiologists, pathologists and other professionals in the field of oncology in Latin America. This year, there will also be a panel of nutrition experts and palliative medicine, as well as parallel conferences on oncology nursing and pharmaceutical industries dedicated to oncology.

For more information, please visit:

Renew your Membership 2013

Your engagement in our activities and dues support make everything we do possible! We thank you in advance for renewing your membership with UICC for 2013.

Please remember that you can pay your membership fees online. Take advantage of this fast and safe service to make your payments. Simply click here and follow the instructions.

Promoting UICC membership

As members of UICC, you are best placed to promote the membership benefits. If you work and/or have any contact with organisations that can potentially join our network, do not hesitate to provide their contact details to

We highly appreciate your support!

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