"The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) unites and supports the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to ensure that cancer control continues to be a priority in the world health and development agenda."
In 2019, through the Cancer Advocates programme, UICC was proud to support members across the globe to refine their advocacy strategies or develop new, more effective ones. This could prove to essential at a time when the coronavirus pandemic further emphasises the need for effective outreach in favour of cancer control and care. At the conclusion of their learning journey, UICC celebrates the remarkable stories of our members who stepped up efforts and took action to raise the profile of cancer in their countries.
This World Cancer Day was particularly significant. It marked a historical 20 years of World Cancer Day. It also represented a pivotal moment: the start of a new decade of cancer control efforts around the world.