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UICC's latest news

UICC's latest news
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20 September 2019

Increasing the chances of surviving cancer through early detection

The earlier cancer is detected the higher the chance that it can be successfully treated, often at lower costs and with fewer side effects for patients. Among the 18 million new cancer cases in 2018, nearly 5 million cases could have been detected and treated earlier, says the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

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18 September 2019

World Cancer Leaders' Summit: health ministers and experts from across the world will discuss urgent solutions for global cancer control

Reducing the number of premature deaths caused by cancer requires addressing inequities in access to cancer services to achieve the UHC vision of "Health for All". With “Cancer and Universal Health Coverage” as a topic, the 2019 edition of the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit aims to focus attention on expanding access to quality preventive, early detection, treatment and care for cancer.

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11 September 2019

UICC shortlists three eminent figures for its Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Control Award

The researcher behind the human papillomavirus vaccine, the President of Zambia and the President of Uruguay have been recognised by the international cancer community for their efforts in the fight against cancer.

UICC's events


World Cancer

World Cancer Day is the one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. It takes place every year on 4 February.


World Cancer Congress

The World Cancer Congress serves as a platform for discourse and advocacy as well as a learning and sharing opportunity for our members and partners around the world.

World Cancer Leaders' Summit

World Cancer Leaders' Summit

The World Cancer Leaders’ Summit is a major annual high-level policy meeting dedicated exclusively to furthering global cancer control.

Last update: 
Tuesday 30 July 2019