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24 November 2020

Winners of the 2020 Best CEO and World Cancer Day Spirit Awards

The recipients of the 2020 Best CEO and World Cancer Day Spirit Awards were announced at a special community celebration held virtually today, Tuesday 24th November. And the winners are…

The pandemic is accelerating progress in the use of remote diagnostics, big data and artificial intelligence that is helping to bring quality care closer to patients
20 November 2020

Cancer beyond COVID-19: Bringing quality cancer care closer to patients

The second UICC Virtual Dialogue in the Cancer beyond COVID-19 series looked at the lessons learned during the pandemic that can help transform outdated systems into more efficient, patient-centred models of care.

The Global Strategy to eliminate cervical cancer holds the promise that future generations of women will not have to die from cervical cancer
17 November 2020

The global community commits to eliminating cervical cancer

Today, Tuesday 17th November, WHO officially launched with UICC participation its Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer, the first time the world has committed to eliminating a cancer.

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World Cancer

World Cancer Day is the one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. It takes place every year on 4 February.


World Cancer Congress

The World Cancer Congress serves as a platform for discourse and advocacy as well as a learning and sharing opportunity for our members and partners around the world.

World Cancer Leaders' Summit

World Cancer Leaders' Summit

The World Cancer Leaders’ Summit is a major annual high-level policy meeting dedicated exclusively to furthering global cancer control.

UICC in the news

The following is a selection of articles featuring UICC:

Tumore al collo dell’utero, l’Oms lancia il piano globale per eradicarlo. E l’Italia? – La Repubblica – 20 November 2020

The WHO Has Released A Plan To Eradicate Cervical Cancer – Forbes – 20 November 2020

Canada learning from surgery cancellations during first wave of pandemic – Canadian Press – 20 November 2020

‘End the suffering’: World Health Organisation introduces plan to eradicate cervical cancer – The Independent – 17 November 2020

L’OMS lance une stratégie pour éliminer le cancer du col de l’utérus – L'Union – 17 November 2020

5 questions to… Cary Adams, CEO of UICC; for World Antimicrobial Awareness Week – IPFMA – 13 November 2020

Cancer on the Global Stage: Incidence and Cancer-Related Mortality in Chile – ASCO Post – 10 November 2020


2020: A game-changing year for AMR? – IPFMA – 6 November 2020

Roundtable ‘grasps nettle’ on European cancer inequalities – Cancer World – 6 November 2020

Cancer Society educates the public during October the Breast Cancer Month - Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) – 31 October 2020

26 women die of cervical cancer disease every day in Nigeria – The Guardian Nigeria - 28 October 2020

La UICC pide garantizar que la atención del cáncer siga siendo una prioridad absoluta pese al coronavirus - Economis - 26 October 2020

UICC Launches New Program at the Start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month - ASCO Post - 25 October 2020

Focus on improving primary healthcare to detect cancer early, says expert - The Hindu - 14 October 2020

HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan - Mobilizing for Greater Equity in Health Care Despite the Challenges of COVID-19 - ASCO Post - 10 October 2020

Professor Jeff Dunn AO, President-Elect, UICC - Seven News - 8 October 2020

FOCP presents Arabic version of The Cancer Atlas’ 3rd edition - UAE News - 7 October 2020

Dr. Zainab S. Bagudu’s Contributions to Cancer Care and Treatment in Nigeria - The Morning Herald - 1 October 2020

Qatar Airways partners with Qatar Cancer Society to raise awareness of Breast Cancer Prevention - Gulf Times - 1 October 2020

Government urged to develop a comprehensive cervical cancer control plan - Ghana Business News - 19 September 2020

How can we sustain progress in cancer care in the COVID-19 era? - World Economic Forum - 18 September 2020

Greg Hunt lauds Australia's global health leadership - Health Dispatch - 8 September 2020

Kebbi First Lady’s fight against cervical cancer strengthened as WHO adopts resolution for Africa - Daily Nigerian - 2 September 2020

UICC Applauds WHO Global Strategy on Eliminating Cervical Cancer as a Public Health Problem - ASCO Post - 25 August

Julie Torode Discusses the WHO Cervical Cancer Elimination Strategy - Cancer Network - 24 August 2020

Governments urged to ensure access to controlled medicines during COVID-19 pandemic - The Business Standard - 14 August 2020

Providing Aid for Patients With Cancer Affected by the Beirut Explosion - ASCO Post - 13 August 2020

La UICC aplaude "con entusiasmo" la nueva estrategia contra el cáncer de cuello uterino de la OMS - Info Salud - 11 August

Breast Cancer Network Vietnam Launches Social Media Campaign To Raise Cancer Awareness - The Bureau Asia - 23 July 2020

Translated Tool from NCCN Measures Mental Health "Temperature" of People with Cancer - New Dehli Times - 13 July 2020

Coronavirus crisis forces Jordan to confront a tobacco epidemic - Arab News - 6 July 2020

Jordan bans smoking and vaping in indoor public spaces - The Guardian - 2 July 2020

'Big tobacco wants our youth's lungs': rise of smoking in Jordan - The Guardian - 23 June 2020

Big tobacco accused of 'influencing' Jordanian legislation - The New Arab - 23 June 2020

Jordan smoking rates highest in world amid claims of big tobacco interference - The Guardian - 23 June 2020

Covid-19 unmasks what cancer patients have long known: The world needs a better and more equitable health systemop-ed by HRH Princess Dina Mired, President UICC - CNN - 20 June 2020

Cancer disparities in war-torn and post-war regions - Nature - 1 June 2020

Advocates call for concerted action while some Malaysians use MCO to quit habit - The Star - 30 May 2020

Covid-19 and Tobacco: Unmasking the Smoke Screen - Think Global Health - 29 May 2020

Int'l group demands stricter regulation of e-cigarettes - Andalu News Agency - 29 May 2020

Geneva-based UICC wants stricter regulations of e-cigarettes to protect youth - New Europe - 29 May 2020

Verband fordert strikte Regulierung von E-Zigaretten - dpa-AFX/Finanz Nachrichten - 27 May 2020

Pacientes oncológicos frente al coronavirus - El Peruano - 18 May 2020

Bengal’s first private cancer hospital ostracised as patient tests Covid-19+ - Hindustan Times - 28 April 2020

El Rey Recibe Al Ministro De Seguridad Social Y Se Reúne Con El Sector Olivarero - EFE/ABC.es - 17 April 2020

Opinion: International community holds the key to ending cervical cancer - Devex - 1 April 2020

COVID-19 and smoking: resources, research and news - BMJ Blog - 26 March 2020

Jordan challenges stigma attached to cancer in the Middle East - 7 March 2020

Global NCD Alliance Forum begins in Sharjah tomorrow - Gulf Today - 7 February 2020

People with Disabilities Get Cancer, Too - Scientific American - 5 February 2020

Cervical cancer jab should be compulsory in every country, says Princess Dina of Jordan - The Telegraph - 4 February 2020

World Cancer Day: Cary Adams, Union for International Cancer Control - TRT World Now - 4 February 2020

Journée mondiale contre le cancer : des inégalités persistantes face à la maladie - Santé Magazine - 4 February 2020

World Cancer Day 2020: 20th Anniversary of the Global Initiative - ASCO Post - 4 February 2020

Greek doctors, patients count progress steps, shortcomings in cancer prevention, treatment - Xinhua - 4 February 2020

World Cancer Day: what is the most common cancer in the UK, and which has the worst survival rate? - The Telegraph - 4 February 2020

Why are the poor losing fight against cancer? - Al Jazeera - 4 February 2020

NCCN Recognizes Progress on World Cancer Day while Highlighting Need for Better Global Access to High-Quality Care - Yahoo Finance - 4 February 2020

World Cancer Day Survey Exposes 'Glaring Inequities' - Medscape - 4 February 2020

World Cancer Day: 5 Indian celebs who successfully fought cancer - Business Today - 4 February 2020

World Cancer Day: Tuesday February 4 - Euro Weekly - 4 February 2020

World Cancer Day: Here’s how perceptions about the disease differ around the world - World Economic Forum - 4 February 2020

Istituto Marangoni, UICC Join Forces Against Cancer - WWD - 4 February 2020

Lymphoma survivor establishes foundation to help others - Manila Bulletin - 4 February 2020

World Cancer Day: national plans to improve patients’ lives - Teheran Times - 3 February 2020

Join the campaign and say ‘I am and I will help’ fight - The Forester - 29 January 2020

10th annual Pink Caravan Ride starts on February 26 - Gulf Today - 28 January 2020

World Cancer Day 2020: five initiatives to stay optimistic about the future of cancer - Health Europa - 27 January 2020

Taking Action Against Cancer: Celebrating 20 Years of World Cancer Day - ASCO Post - 25 January

Looking beyond physical health for World Cancer Day 2020 - BMJ Blog - 24 January 2020

IAEA Meets with Key Partners to Strengthen its Cancer Control Review Service - IAEA - 24 December 2019

Forum calls for CSO involvement in cancer awareness - Graphic/Business Ghana - 20 December 2019

Including the private sector in partnerships to tackle non-communicable diseases - The BMJ, 9 December 2019

Challenging the Global Community to Deliver Equitable Cancer Care for All - The ASCO Post, 25 November 2019

Affirming Universal Health Care as a Fundamental Human Right - The ASCO Post, 25 November 2019

The Role of Cross-Sector Collaborations in Advancing Access to Medicines - Pharma Boardroom, 12 November 2019

Zainab Bagudu takes cancer campaign to African stage, canvasses support for women in oncology - Daily Nigeria, 9 November 2019

Medicaid gets global grant to fight breast cancer - Daily Trust, 22 October 2019

Cáncer de mama, una lucha sin tregua - Milenio, 17 October 2019

Cancer Atlas: Progress in the fight against cancer is not only possible, but achievable - news-medical.net, 16 October 2019

Vázquez fue galardonado por su contribución excepcional a la lucha contra el cáncer - montevideo.com.uy, 15 October 2019

The Global Cancer Crisis - Voice of America (US) - 1 August 2019








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