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
5 December 2018

UICC President Visits Japan: Engages in Series of Meetings with Stakeholders and Holds Press Conference at Japan Press Center

Highlights UICC key campaigns: Treatment for All and C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge, and also emphasises the importance of cancer registries and related research in Asia

Eric Kabisa, Rwanda, Laureat BAF 1er appel
24 October 2018

Bourses Afrique Francophone: date limite pour postuler le 31 octobre

Bourses Afrique Francophone: il ne reste qu'une semaine pour soumettre votre candidature

UICC CEO Award Winner
2 October 2018

UICC Award Winners Announced

Kuala Lumpur, 2 October 2018 – At a packed Ceremony at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, which is currently hosting the World Cancer Congress, UICC members celebrated the announcement of the inaugural UICC Awards.

African Cancer Fellowships
26 September 2018

Bourses pour l’Afrique Francophone (BAF): Prolongation de la date limite de soumission des candidatures

La date limite pour les Bourses pour l’Afrique Francophone (BAF) a été prolongée jusqu'au 31 octobre 2018

Orange confetti
7 August 2018

Finalists Announced for the Inaugural UICC Awards

Today, 16 finalists were announced following the call for nominations for the first UICC Awards to be conferred at a ceremony during the UICC General Assembly, on 2 October 2018, at the World Cancer Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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17 July 2018

More than 300 medical personnel call for Treatment for All in Taiwan

On May 29th, 2018, more than 300 medical personnel showed up to the Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan in a flash mob calling for Treatment for All.