Fellowship Outcomes and Impact

What is the impact of the Fellowship Programme?

A recent survey of 119 fellows from 46 countries showed that:


92% consider fellowships a unique opportunity to foster international knowledge transfer


87% estimate their skills in cancer control had improved "a lot" or "a great deal"


97% are still in touch with their host supervisors one year after their fellowship visit

Case studies

Following completion of their fellowship, our fellows share their experience and learnings through case studies to promote best practices and collaboration within the cancer community.

Please click the link below to access recent case studies about UICC awarded Fellows and their fellowship visits.

We would love to hear about your experiences with UICC's fellowship programmes, whether you have been a Fellow or host supervisor. Download the guidelines and send your articles and case studies to fellows@uicc.org.

Fellow in the News

Zarina Sautbayeva a recent winner of the “100 New Faces of Kazakhstan" project which lists the most outstanding people of Kazakhstan that the nation is proud of. 

In 2016 Zarina was awarded an International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowship (ICRETT), now known as a Technical Fellowship. Currently, she holds the position of Biology Instructor at the School of Science and Technology of Nazarbayev University.

Watch the video below to find out more about her fellowship and current research activities.

‘100 new faces of Kazakhstan’ project: Zarina Sautbayeva







Fellow becomes Host Supervisor 

Sokhna Ndiaye photo.jpg

 Ms Sokhna Ndiaye is a pediatric psycho-oncologist working at UICC member organistion University Hospital Aristide Le Dantec, Senegal. In 2015 she visited Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer center in New York for a fellowship on "Addressing Pediatric Cancer and Palliative Care in Africa: The Urgent Need for Psychosocial Support Services". In 2017 she was host supervisor to Mr Eric Kabisa, from Rwanda Palliative care Organisation, Rwanda during his Bourse pour l'Afrique Francophone (BAF) fellowship in Senegal.


"I am a strong advocate for sharing practices. We don't all need to go through trial and error or reinvent the wheel. However, it is important to adapt the knowledge acquired to the realities of our low resources settings for our skills to be useful. I have personally very much benefited from my UICC fellowship in the US. So much so that I have encouraged and helped my colleague in Senegal apply for a UICC fellowship himself and it has been approved. Currently, I am supporting a colleague who lives in Cameroun to apply too. Two years after my return from my fellowship, I have hosted a fellowship candidate from Rwanda. That is what I call knowledge transfer; of which I am a strong advocate."
– Sokhna Ndiaye

Spotlight on Fellowship topics

The follow articles showcase how our fellows have contributed to key cancer control priority areas through their fellowship projects. 

Spotlight on improving patient's quality of life


Three UICC fellows share how their fellowships helped them to improve the much needed support they provide to improve the qulaity of life of their patients.


Spotlight on Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Diagnosis

UICC fellowships have supported projects for prevention and early diagnosis of cancer since the 1950's from the development of vaccines to improving screening techniques. 

How UICC is building capacity in Francophone Africa

Doctor Alinon from Togo shares his personal experience of his UICC fellowship visit to Congo-Brazzaville with the aim of strengthening patient management and palliative care services in his country.

What do our fellows say?

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
Read more about the impact of UICC fellowships.
CACA Conference China
19 August 2019

The power of cross-border collaboration for cancer control

Over 20,000 delegates from the Asian region came together for the 2019 annual Chinese Conference on Oncology (16-18 August) in Chongqing, China. This year’s theme, ‘Oncology Prevention and Control Winning in Integration’  explored the value of collaboration in cancer control.

Eric Kabisa, Rwanda, Laureat BAF 1er appel
15 June 2018

Résultats du 1er Appel des Bourses pour l’Afrique Francophone 2018

Suite au succès rencontré par ce nouveau programme en 2017, nous avons le plaisir d'annoncer les six nouveaux bénéficiaires de bourses pour l’Afrique francophone à l'issue du premier appel à candidatures. Ces boursiers viennent du Burkina Faso, du Cameroun, de la RD Congo, du Maroc, du Niger et du Sénégal.

28 May 2018

Evaluating the impact of UICC Fellowships

Fellows are invited to complete online surveys in order to assess the long term impact of fellowships on their careers and cancer control activities

Last update: 
Friday 27 March 2020