Members' Corner

We are pleased that more members are joining UICC to support and engage in our diverse activities and projects to reduce the global cancer burden.

We invite you to read about the following information that we would like to share with you:

UICC commitment towards its members recognised by a Membership Engagement Award

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We are proud to announce that UICC has been declared the winner of the International & European Association Award for Best Membership Engagement in Vienna on 3 May:

Member news

Members visit UICC at its Geneva offices

We warmly welcomed in our offices two of our full members, Rethink Breast Cancer and the
Rwanda Palliative Care and Hospice Organisation, who took advantage of their trip to Geneva to meet with the UICC team and strengthen the collaboration. They had the opportunity to present their organisation to all UICC staff and to have side meetings with relevant teams to further discuss topics of common interest.

Be the next member to visit UICC and we would be happy to coordinate your visit.

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UICC full member Bricon Foundation recognised at the Women4Africa Award Ceremony

The co-founder of the  Bricon Foundation Abigail Simon-Hart was recently presented with the Humanitarian of the Year 2017 at the Women4Africa Award Ceremony held in London on 20th May 2017 in recognition of work done with women with breast cancer and patients battling other forms of cancer .The Bricon Foundation funds patient treatment (including palliative care), provides free mastectomy products to indigent women who cannot afford to buy them and offers counselling services to patients and their families.

For more information on the foundation and its work:

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If not tackled, rising AMR could have a devastating impact

Norwegian Cancer Society launch campaign on threat of antimicrobial resistance to cancer treatment

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 – The Norwegian Cancer Society (NCS), have launched a new campaign calling on other organisations to raise awareness and take action against the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) including antibiotic resistance, which could set cancer treatment back decades.

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New Zealand has now the strongest standardised/plain packaging legislation in the world

Inspired by the legislation of its Australian neighbors, New Zealand just adopted a robust new tobacco control decision on plain packaging.

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The Lancet Global Health published a study assessing the association between bidi smoking, cardiovascular and respiratory health events and death.

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Scientist from UICC Full member QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute appointed Officer of the Order of Australia

QIMR Berghofer’s world-leading immunologist, Professor Rajiv Khanna, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Professor Khanna, who is the Coordinator of QIMR Berghofer’s Centre for Immunotherapy and Vaccine Development, is currently leading four world-first clinical trials using immunotherapy to treat cancers and other conditions.

New members

Find out which new members have joined us in the fight against cancer and see how you can leverage UICC's network to share your stories and connect with other organisations.

We proudly welcome the following organisations as new members of UICC:

Get to know some of our new members
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Américas Amigas – Brazil

Americas Amigas is a Brazilian Association which aims to engage, in the Brazilian territory, activities to fight breast cancer, mainly by providing early diagnosis. The association activities are based on 4 main programs to tackle breast cancer and give women from low-income population the opportunity to detect the disease in an early stage: donation of mammogram machines; training and education aimed at mammogram technicians and radiology physicians; donation of mammogram exams; and awareness campaigns throughout the year.

In eight years of activities, Americas Amigas has donated 23 mammography machines, eight digital mammography systems and one multi-care stereotactic table to public and philanthropic hospitals in different regions of Brazil. In addition to donating equipment, Americas Amigas also monitors and evaluates the performance of the beneficiaries. Over the past eight years, the equipment donated has provided over 600,000 mammogram exams.

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Public Health England – United Kingdom

Public Health England is the national public health agency for England. The organisation is part of the UK Government and formally an Executive Agency of the Department of Health. Although responsible for all areas of public health, PHE’s work on cancer includes - development, delivery and monitoring of cancer prevention, screening, environmental hazards vaccination, public awareness, and national cancer data collection through the National Cancer Registration and Analysis.

Brazilian Society of Surgical Oncology (BSSO)

Brazilian Society of Surgical Oncology (BSSO) – Brazil

The Brazilian Society of Surgical Oncology (BSSO) is a non-profit medical entity, which brings together cancer surgeons in Brazil, being the largest society dedicated to Surgical Oncology in Latin America. BSSO works hard to improve cancer patient care through continuing education to its members, encouraging research and fostering best quality and ultimate techniques to assure the best outcomes in daily practice. We also collaborate closely with the cancer patients through awareness campaigns about prevention and early diagnosis. We are currently promoting the campaign on universal access to safe oncologic surgery with other partner societies. Access to health is a basic human right guaranteed by WHO and we believe that access to safe surgical oncology is essential and possible to be offered to all.

To discover more BSSO’s activities, take a look at the association website, the congress website and the promotion video in English as well as in Portuguese.


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Oman Cancer Association – Oman

The Oman Cancer Association (OCA) is a non-governmental, non-for-profit umbrella organisation. The inception of the Association was in the 2000 but was registered at the Ministry of Social Development in 2004. OCA is the brainchild of a four times cancer survivor Ms. Yuthar AlRawahi who started the initiatives in 1999. Founded 17 years ago, The Oman Cancer Association serves the community to achieve its Vision, Mission and Objectives. This is done through special and landmark projects, fundraising and creating awareness towards all cancers. Concentrating on awareness, empowerment, human resource development and research, OCA collaborates and supports other similar organisation within the region and globally and offers breast screening services through a mobile mammography unit that goes round the country. All these services are offered free of charge and to all those who reside in Oman whether Omanis or otherwise. Oman is one of the co-founders of the International Cancer Prevention Consortium - ICPC with the objective for cancer prevention and control and concentrating in education, training and dedicated research. Through the ICPC Oman Cancer Association supports the low- and middle- income countries – LMIC in their needs to fight cancers in their countries. Oman has won a number of local, regional and UN awards for its landmark projects. The Oman Cancer Association Motto is: Repeated regular examination gives early diagnosis, better prognosis and cure. We believe that: Together We Can Make A Difference.

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Rwanda Palliative Care and Hospice Organisation

The Rwanda Palliative Care and Hospice Organisation (RPCHO) is part of the technical working group of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) at Rwanda Biomedical Center where the department of cancer is located. The organisation signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Rwanda Ministry of Health to advocate to reduce risk factors of cancer, prevention, treatment, palliative care and developing national cancer control plan. Working in a developing country, the organisation is advocating for pain control, palliative care and hospice by using different strategies, to influence States or private stakeholders to design, adopt, implement or change practices for quality life up to the end of life.

Share your organisations's job opportunities with the cancer community

UICC Full Members can benefit from UICC’s platforms to advertise their job openings. Send us a description of the position and we will include it in our new UICC website section ‘Other Opportunities’ under Employment. We will also promote it in our social networks and Member Newsletter.

Maximize this opportunity and increase your profile among the global cancer community. Please contact membership@uicc.org to submit a job description and/or any questions you may have.

Discover also the current UICC’s job opportunities.

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All our members are encouraged to use the UICC logo on their website and promotional materials. You can find the logo in various file types here: UICC logo*

Promoting UICC membership

Are you working with other organisations that are not yet members of UICC? Recommend them to join UICC and help grow our cancer community that already unites more than 1030 organisations around the world.

Please contact Muriel Auclaire at auclaire@uicc.org to explore areas of collaboration and engagement.

Share your stories and membership news

Learn about the interesting work that some of our members are doing. If you would like to promote your organisation’s activities or achievements, click here.

Is there anything you would like other members to be aware of? Contact us at membership@uicc.org and we will publish your news online.

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17 May 2017

A First Look: Governments in Action on World Cancer Day

Governments are in a unique position to drive progress towards a healthier and brighter future for their nation. Read how a handful of governments led the way this World Cancer Day. 

Norwegian Cancer Society's AMR campaign
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Norwegian Cancer Society launch campaign on threat of antimicrobial resistance to cancer treatment

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 – Today, the Norwegian Cancer Society (NCS), have launched a new campaign calling on other organisations to raise awareness and take action against the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) including antibiotic resistance, which could set cancer treatment back decades.