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 already 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 
Our impact

4,000+ fellowships awarded in the last 50 years


51 organisations received a SPARC grant, to support MBC patients


60 institutions shared their expertise by hosting fellows


400+ learners and 700+ CME credits awarded through online learning


450+ senior executives engaged in the CEO Programme


45 Young Leaders from 27 countries in the alumni community

Explore our offer
Young Leaders Programme
Breast Cancer Programme
Online learning
Cancer Advocates programme
Regional engagement
Spotlight on: Online Learning
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UICC’s online learning offer has evolved over the years and now includes a dedicated eLearning platform hosting a range of both self-paced and cohort-based online courses.

Open and upcoming calls

Find the latest Capacity Building opportunities right here:

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15 May 2022

Grants for projects offering an evidence-based approach to improving the availability of and access to early detection of breast cancer

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31 December 2022

Applications for the following Fellowship programmes are now open.

Ongoing offers                                  

  • UICC's Virtual Dialogues provide members with enhanced opportunities to connect, exchange knowledge, access expert insights, and share solutions on their respective and common challenges.

    Click here to view the Virtual Dialogue schedule

  • Six self-guided online courses are currently available for staff of UICC members on the UICC eLearning platform. These courses are accredited by the Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe.

    Click here to view the available courses
    (To access the course you must sign up or sign in to your UICC eLearning account)


Latest Capacity Building news
Road in Mukono, Uganda
26 July 2022

Providing cancer care to refugees in Uganda

Uganda’s progressive policies towards refugees ensure that they are provided the same healthcare as Ugandans. There are many challenges, however, with respect to cancer care in the country.

Logo for UICC's let's talk cancer podcast, a globe wearing headphones
18 July 2022

A global language: cancer stages and TNM Classification

In this episode of Let's Talk Cancer, Dr Cary Adams, CEO of UICC, discusses the origin, meaning and importance of the TNM classification with Dr Mary Gospodarowicz, UICC Past-president and Co-chair of UICC TNM project.

Man and women hugging before a line of Ukrainian refugees
14 July 2022

Emergency funding for cancer care in Ukraine and neighbouring countries

UICC has disbursed the first grants from the Solidarity Fund for Ukraine, which was set up in March, and speaks with one of the grantees, Medical Laboratory CSD in Kyiv.

Participants at a workshop organised by the Indonesian Cancer Information and Support Center Association (CISC), dressed in yellow and orange colours and wearing masks
29 June 2022

UICC supports patient groups in making the voices of cancer patients heard

Grants awarded by UICC to members in the Eastern Mediterranean and Asia Pacific regions support projects linked to issues of equity, research, cancer and ageing, cancer survivorship and prevention.

Black woman smiling, with child on her lap. Photo by Andrae Ricketts on Unsplash.
14 June 2022

Expanding care for women’s cancers in low-resource settings

Partnerships and integrated approaches leveraging existing infrastructure can help expand services for women's cancers and improve prevention and care.

Chemotherapy treatment at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. (c) Union for Internationa Cancer Control (UICC)
22 May 2022

Improving access to and use of essential life-saving cancer medicines in LLMICs

The Access to Oncology Medicines (ATOM) Coalition is an innovative collaboration model that will increase access to cancer medicines in LLMICs in a novel and sustainable way.


"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 former Director
Last update: 
Thursday 5 May 2022