UICC has created several new organisations and initiatives to address long-term public health challenges and unmet needs.
UICC is a founding member of the NCD Alliance, the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer and the International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP). UICC established the City Cancer Challenge Foundation in January 2019 and the Access to Oncology Medicines (ATOM) Coalition in 2022.
UICC launched City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) in 2017 in order to support resource-limited countries in reducing their growing cancer burden. In January 2019, C/Can became a standalone Swiss foundation but continues to operate in close collaboration with UICC and its member organisations.
UICC, is a founding member of the International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP). UICC partners with over 20 other ICCP organisations including the WHO, CDC, NCI-USA, to ensure that all countries have a well-resourced, quality cancer control plan, integrated with non-communicable disease control efforts.
Founded in 2012, the McCabe Centre is a joint initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and Cancer Council based in Melbourne, Australia with Regional Coordinators in the Pacific, Asia and Africa.
UICC is a founding member of the NCD Alliance and we continue to see the integration of NCDs as a priority in global, regional and national health and development planning and implementation. UICC will continue to support the capacity and sustainability of national and regional civil society alliances and networks in low- and middle-income countries to effectively influence cancer and other NCD prevention and control efforts at the national level.
UICC aims to advance cancer control on a large scale to improve the lives of millions of people across the world
Political will and a national strategy that prioritises targeted investments in cancer control as well as action at the international level can reduce the global cancer burden.
In 2020, an estimated 10 million people died prematurely from cancer. It is expected that by 2030, this number will rise to nearly 13 million. This alarming trend can be reversed with strong action at global and national levels.
A comprehensive plan is a prerequisite for effective and efficient action on health nationally. There are two key areas where UICC is helping advance discussions and action on cancer control planning.
The Young Leaders programme is a unique opportunity to be part of a global network of inspiring and ambitious young leaders in cancer control.
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