Recognition and awards


UICC has received a number of awards recognising its efforts in improving its various services to its members, partners and the general cancer community. 



The UICC Team at the 2017
World Cancer Leaders' Summit

Winner of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Incredible Impact Award for impact following the 2017 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit event in Mexico City

The Incredible Impact Programme is run collaboratively by ICCA and Best Cities Global Alliance. UICC was one of three selected winners, recognised for the legacy, sustainability and accessibility of its 2017 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit event themed ‘Cities Driving Change’.

The ‘Incredible Impact’ of the 2017 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit

Following the 2017 cancer resolution, Cancer prevention and control in the context of an integrated approach’, Summit discussions were focused on how countries and cities around the world can accelerate impact on cancer control and, in doing so, make important progress towards achieving the global target of a 25% reduction in premature mortality from cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 2025. In the Summit’s call to action, participants were encouraged to:

  • Reinvigorate national action through the 2018 UN High-level Meeting on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)
  • Work with city and national governments to develop sustainable solutions to improve access to cancer services that are aligned with established, budgeted and operational national cancer control plans (NCCPs)
  • Prompt cities with a population of greater than 1 million to apply as a Challenge City of the City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) 2025 initiative.
Cary Adams, CEO of UICC, receiving the 7,500 USD cheque in Dubai at the ICCA awards ceremony

Cary Adams, CEO of UICC, receiving the USD 7,500 cheque in Dubai at the ICCA awards ceremony

“Thanks to the support of the UICC, since the Summit in Mexico last November, a network of Population Based Cancer Registries was officially established in Mexico and also the first steps were given to implement our National Cancer Control Plan; two historical events, to improve cancer control in our country. Now, our mission will be Cancer Treatment for All.” 
– Dr Alejandro Mohar (Appointed NNCP coordinator and Host of the 2017 Summit)

'Best Website and Integration' at the International & European Association Awards 2018

Winner badge for Best Website & Integration

A category which recognises associations who have created a new website or significantly updated their old website in the last year.

The judges' comments on uicc.org for the 'Best Website & Integration' category were:

“The website was very well designed to user needs. The data showed a very great increase in use, with additional halo effect."

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'Best Association Website' at the European Association Awards 2018

Best Association Website, European Association Awards 2018

Convening over 250 senior professionals from associations across Europe, the European Association Awards ceremony recognised individuals, teams and initiatives, and highlighted excellence in how associations operate and serve their members.

UICC was the winner of the 'Best Association Website' and the European Association Awards Judging Panel 2018 said the following about uicc.org:

"A well structured, easy to navigate, informative website that offers great interactivity.  Really complete at first sight - very user friendly."



Association Excellence Award 2017 for 'Best use of social media' with the 2016 World Cancer Congress campaign


Convening over 320 senior professionals in associations at the famous Hurlingham Club in London, the Association Excellence Awards ceremony recognised individuals, teams and initiatives, and highlighted excellence in how associations operate and serve their members. 

UICC developed a fully integrated multi-channel social media campaign to support the 2016WCC global communications strategy. The campaign, which ran over an 18-month period, ensured the delivery of a successful event leveraging communication and interaction opportunities on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

'Best Membership Engagement' Award at the International & European Association Awards 2017


The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) was shortlisted in the Membership Engagement category for its strategy which was developed as part of the organisation’s overall business plan.

UICC has indeed grown in many aspects these last years, not least as a membership organisation after we set ourselves the ambitious challenge of increasing our membership base two-fold in less than five years.

And whilst we have been able to achieve great milestones such as welcoming our 1,000th member, we have been working simultaneously to establish a strong strategy to increase and improve membership engagement – which is core to delivering against our purpose statement.



UICC winner of the Best Conference Development award for the World Cancer Congress

"Best Conference Development" Award at the International & European Association Awards 2016

The award recognised the development of the Congress over the past few years, including some of its innovative features aimed at building capacity across UICC membership.

The World Cancer Congress was recognised for strengthening its focus on cancer implementation science, while also increasing essential features such as best practice sharing, education and training initiatives as well as networking opportunities.

UICC Awarded "Most Successful NGO in the Health Sector for the Year 2016"

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) was awarded the "Most successful NGO in Health Award for 2016" by the Society for Health Volunteers -Turkey. The society has been giving the awards in different categories for 10 years. 



Cary Adams awarded ‘Chief Executive of the Year’ at the International and European Association Awards 2015

Speaking of the honour, Cary said,

“I am delighted to receive the prestigious award of CEO of the Year in 2015, not for my own achievements, but in recognition of the incredibly talented and committed UICC Board, team, members and partners around the world, who collectively address cancer on a day-to-day basis.”

Last update: 
Tuesday 1 March 2022