UICC's response to COVID-19

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is keenly aware of the monumental challenges the coronavirus pandemic creates for cancer organisations, people living with cancer and their caregivers. 

Since March, UICC has adopted a remote working model and cancelled or suspended all face-to-face meetings and events globally until the end of 2020.

To address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic around the world, UICC has strengthened support for its members and continues to work with partners such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international bodies. 

UICC's Virtual Dialogues were launched on Wednesday 20th May, intended to connect members, facilitate knowledge sharing and provide expert insights.

Furthermore, UICC has joined the COVID-19 and Cancer Task Force to help assess the impact of COVID-19 on cancer outcomes and reinforce collaborations between infectious disease and cancer modellers.

Here you can find collated advice and resources on how to stay healthy and cope with the double challenge of facing cancer and the coronavirus:

Explore our virtual offer: UICC's Virtual Dialogues
UICC joins COVID-19 and Cancer Task Force

View our articles on cancer and coronavirus

Doctor administrating vaccination to girl
22 July 2020

UICC welcomes the WHO & UNICEF response to a decline in vaccinations

Recent data from WHO and UNICEF highlights a worrying decline in child vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Older adults face bias and inequity in healthcare and cumulative risks for COVID-19
9 July 2020

Cancer care for older adults during COVID-19

Experts at a Virtual Dialogue hosted by UICC weighed in on the inequities and bias faced by older cancer patients in accessing healthcare and their cumulative risks for COVID-19.

Light Backgrounds, Jewellery, Ornament
1 July 2020

Getting through COVID-19: innovating and collaborating like never before

Michael Oberreiter, Global Head of Access at Roche, reflects on the innovative solutions that have come out of the coronavirus pandemic and how they could make a positive impact on the lives of cancer patients going forward.

Last update: 
Monday 8 June 2020