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UICC's latest news

UICC's latest news
UICC signs partnership with CUBEBIO and Korea's National Cancer Centre (NCC)
19 July 2019

UICC strengthens its partnership engagement in South Korea

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) has two new partners in South Korea. It signed respective agreements with Cubebio, a diagnostic and biomedical company, and Korea’s National Cancer Centre (NCC). Both partnerships aim at building a better future for global cancer control. 

Leadership in Action Oman - Princess Dina Mired - Leadership development
18 July 2019

UICC awards 10 members with Leadership Development Grants

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) has selected ten representatives of member organisations to receive grants for leadership development. With the full support of UICC, each awardee will have the valuable opportunity to conduct a ten-day visit to a fellow cancer organisation as a way to further promote closer regional collaboration and impactful knowledge sharing.

2017 SPARC MBC Challenge awardees
16 July 2019

Excellence in SPARC projects recognised through top-up grants

Five organisations participating in the Seeding Progress and Resources for the Cancer Community (SPARC) Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Challenge have been selected to receive top-up grants, with a total of USD 25,000 additional funding to be provided. Through this funding, projects will be able to expand the reach and impact of their activities. 

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.

Latest press releases

4 February 2019

Global Superstar Musicians Pledge Support On World Cancer Day

Leading musicians have come together for a World Cancer Day first to joining the global campaign to boost public health awareness and action against cancer.

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4 February 2019

World Cancer Day 2019: Global cancer experts call for urgent action to improve early cancer detection

  • Inaugural launch of World Cancer Day’s 3-year campaign theme, “I Am and I Will” 
  • Early cancer detection, screening, and diagnosis highlighted as one of the most impactful ways to save lives
  • Over 18 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed in 2018 globally
  • Case studies expert insight on how to improve early detection
Last update: 
Tuesday 16 July 2019