Leadership in Action meetings

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The Leadership in Action meetings are the regional component of the CEO Programme, bringing together senior leaders of cancer societies, hospitals, patient groups, professional associations and other UICC members in their regions. They provide opportunities for peer-to-peer learning on regionally relevant themes, and include a multi-sectoral platform, the Public-Private Dialogue series, which invite stakeholders from the private and other sectors to contribute their perspectives on a range of cancer control topics.

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Last update: 
Wednesday 13 May 2020
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Rapidly ageing populations present key challenges for health systems and cancer control, and require urgent action to address them
28 October 2020

Reshaping cancer control for ageing societies

UICC’s second Virtual Dialogue on Cancer and Ageing, supported by Sanofi, highlighted the important societal, economic and public health implications of rapidly ageing populations, the key challenges for cancer control and the actions required to address them.

The City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) Foundation is launching a new call for applications for cities to join in supporting better access to equitable, quality cancer care
28 October 2020

City Cancer Challenge Foundation (C/Can) launches new call for applications

The City Cancer Challenge Foundation has opened a new call for applications to join its global network, which supports cities around the world to improve access to equitable, quality cancer care. Interested cities need to register by 1st of December.

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

WHO officially launches the global strategy to eliminate cervical cancer

The Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer, adopted by UN Member States last August, will be officially launched by WHO at an event on 17th November with UICC participation.

The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World is funded by the tobacco industry and employs their marketing tactics to deceive the general public, health experts and policymakers
20 October 2020

UICC issues warning about the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

As the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World increases its outreach to UICC members, it is important to emphasise that this organisation is funded by the tobacco industry and employs similar marketing tactics.

Pfizer is the founding partner of UICC's new Breast Cancer programme, which will provide new and much needed resources.
19 October 2020

A call for greater equity to reverse the rising trend of breast cancer mortality

The burden of breast cancer is known by far too many. And, sadly, it’s on the rise in many parts of the world. As a physician and patient advocate, as well as a cancer patient herself, Dara Richardson-Heron has been on the front lines, trying to prevent it, control it and contain it.

Implementing the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control will not only help countries combat tobacco use, it also will help them advance sustainable development
15 October 2020

Fighting the tobacco epidemic

Dr Adriana Blanco Marquizo took office as the Head of the Convention Secretariat in March 2020 for a four-year term. Here she explains how she envisions the next WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control strategy to fight the tobacco epidemic globally.