C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge

Working with cities to reduce cancer deaths

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Launched in January 2017, C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge’ is a  multi-sectoral initiative supporting cities to take the lead in the design, planning and implementation of cancer treatment solutions. 

C/Can 2025 aims to increase the number of people with access to quality cancer treatment in cities around the world through a network of motivated partners including city leaders, governments, NGOs, UN agencies, and domestic and international businesses.

C/Can 2025 has been conceived to address the urgent need to turn political commitments made at the global level into fully functional, comprehensive cancer solutions, which can reach the majority of the world’s population.

The global target to reduce premature deaths from Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) by 25% by 2025 has been a call to mobilise community and nations around the world. However focusing solely on NCD risk factors alone will not reduce cancer mortality rates by 2025. Improvements in early detection and treatment will be critical.

C/Can 2025 is already working with a small group of 'Key Learning Cities', including Cali, Asunción, Yangon, and Kumasi. Beginning in 2018, the ambition is to scale-up support to a wide network of 'Challenge Cities' that have a population greater than 1 million, in every region.

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Key Learning Cities

 

Work is already underway with a small group of “Key Learning Cities” to assess key gaps in cancer care, identify priorities, and develop city implementation plans to address these challenges.

 

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Learn more about C/Can 2025 Cities 

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Challenge Cities

 

Beginning in 2018, support will be scaled up to a wider network of “Challenge Cities” with populations greater that 1 million, who are committed to improving access to quality cancer care for their citizens.

 

Latest C/Can 2025 News
City by night - Photo by Magnus Larsson Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
7 December 2017

New opportunity for UICC members and partners to work with cities to improve cancer care

At the close of the 2017 World Cancer Leaders' Summit in Mexico City, UICC launched a call to action, inviting cities with populations greater than one million to join a new multisectoral initiative - C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge - designed to support cities to take the lead in the design, planning and implementation of cancer treatment solutions. 

Ghanaian delegation celebrating Kumasi chosen as 4th Key Learning City
14 November 2017

Ciudades de todo el mundo, invitadas a unirse a C/Can 2025 para ayudar a implementar soluciones sostenibles de cuidado del cáncer para sus ciudadanos

Lea la nota de prensa oficial de la Unión Internacional Contra el Cáncer (UICC) sobre la Cumbre Mundial de Líderes del Cáncer 2017.

Ghanaian delegation celebrating Kumasi chosen as 4th Key Learning City
14 November 2017

Cities from over the world invited to join C/Can 2025 to help implement sustainable cancer care solutions for their citizens

Read the official 2017 World Cancer Leaders' Summit media release of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).

Last update: 
Friday 8 December 2017
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