Capacity building
Developing capacity building initiatives to strengthen the cancer community
About capacity building

UICC has more than 50 years of experience in providing training and capacity building across the field of cancer control.

In promoting greater equity in cancer control, UICC is striving to:

  • Support organisations in doing a better job tomorrow than they do today
  • Increase members’ impact by scaling up their relevance, reach, and sustainability in their own settings, taking into account that each member is unique 

"I am so grateful for this course and addressing these issues and functionality in a way that is informative and also dispels the beliefs and taboo language and process around sexuality. So good to openly discuss and have good questions to ask. Thank you to the team who put this together and to the lecturers who gave their time and experience - such a well rounded course"

Participant from Master Course on 'Sexuality Issues in Cancer Care'

“UICC has pioneered the development of a tailor-made programme to support CEOs of cancer organisations in their leadership role and to help them address today’s challenges in the rapidly changing environment of cancer control. As a CEO myself, I was excited to experience these opportunities to mingle with peers, exchange thoughts and views, and hear about best practice case studies. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to attend the sessions and meet other CEOs in the cancer field.” 

Maria Jocelyn Kara Alikpala, Chief Executive Officer
Chris Wild, Director of IARC speaking at the 2016 WCLS

"Being a UICC fellow is an outstanding opportunity to sharpen skills across different areas of cancer research and receive exceptional training to become a leader in the field of cancer control. It is also a valuable route to furthering career development, adding value to the work of one’s home institution and expanding professional networks."

Christopher P. Wild, PhD, ICRETT Fellow 1984 and 1992 and Director
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Latest capacity building news
2015 SPARC MBC Challenge awardees
3 May 2018

UICC and Pfizer announce four SPARC awardees selected to take their projects to the next level

The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, FEMAMA and Instituto Oncoguia from Brazil, and Fundación Cima in Mexico, will receive a total amount of USD 20,000 to continue addressing the needs of metastatic breast cancer patients

Icon Group - Middleton Scholarship recipient
13 April 2018

Iconic opportunities: Harnessing the 2018 World Cancer Congress

In order to fully harness the 2018 World Cancer Congress (WCC), Icon Group, a Vanguard partner of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) since 2017, launched the inaugural Middleton Scholarship. We sat down with Mark Middleton and the 2018 scholarship recipient, Courtney King to learn more about this unique opportunity.

The 2016-2018 Board of Directors at the 2017 WCLS
11 April 2018

Nomination for the UICC Board of Directors 2018-2020

We would like to invite you to nominate candidates for the UICC Board of Directors[i] and UICC President-Elect. This is an exciting opportunity for members, as by nominating candidates, you get to form a team that will represent you and will provide strategic direction to the organisation for the next two years.

African Cancer Fellowships
23 February 2018

African Cancer Fellowships Award Results

UICC is pleased to announce the awardees of the African Cancer Fellowship programme

Eric Kabisa Laureat BAF 1er appel
6 February 2018

Bourses de l’Afrique Francophone: Lancement du premier appel 2018

Un programme de bourses dédié aux professionnels de santé travaillant dans le domaine du cancer basés en Afrique francophone.

McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer
2 February 2018

McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer releases its new 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

To mark World Cancer Day 2018, the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer releases its new Strategic Plan for 2018-2022 that UICC had the pleasure of collaborating on.