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UICC's latest news

UICC's latest news
Three women nurses wearing masks and showing a heart sign outside a health facility
12 May 2021
News

Nurses and frontline workers show resilience in an incredibly tough year

Frontline health workers have paid a heavy toll this past year. Marking International Nurses Day, it is important to look to the future and build the support they need to continue their invaluable work.

Members of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Pakistan celebrate World Cancer Day
6 May 2021
News

This past World Cancer Day, “Together, all of our actions mattered”

Together, UICC, its members and partners and the entire cancer community ended the World Cancer Day 2019-2021 campaign on a high note, making the final year of “I Am and I Will” a significant success.

Medical practitioner looks into microscope, to suggest the power of and need for innovation to reduce the burden of cancer
5 May 2021
News

Innovations in cancer care bring health closer to patients in LMICs

Innovations and resource-appropriate interventions can help close the equity gap in cancer care between high- and lower-income regions. Interview with Dr Omolola Salako of the Sebeccly Cancer Centre in Nigeria.

UICC's events

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World Cancer
Day

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.

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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.
 

UICC in the news

The following is a selection of articles featuring UICC:

What is efficiency in cancer care in Australia? – Cancerworld – 6 May 2021

A goal without a plan is just a wish: the importance of national cancer control plans – Foresight Global Health – 6 May 2021

Turning up the volume for cancer patients in Cameroon that are not getting heard – ecancer – 5 May 2021

Kenji López urge a candidatos a incluir #ElCáncerEnLaAgenda – Noticias Elamira – 3 May 2021

UICC y sus miembros apoyan en la implementación del Convenio Marco para el Control del Tabaco – Mundo de Hoy – 30 April 2021

Benda Kithaka, strategic and resilient in pushing for cervical cancer elimination – Citizen Digital – 22 April 2021

Princess Dina succeeds Prince Albert as honorary president of EORTC – Jordan Times – 21 April 2021

Dealing with the cancer scourge – The Guardian Nigeria – 9 April 2021

Asociaciones europeas urgen tomar medidas para recuperar el abordaje de los pacientes oncológicos – El Global – 8 April 2021

Joint Letter on Covid-19 and Cancer – Brussels Times – 8 April 2021

Women’s March: Untiring Dr Zainab Leads The March Against Cancer – Daily Trust – 8 March 2021

UICC Breast Cancer Programme: update and opportunities – ecancer – 5 March 2021

QCS concludes ‘I am and I will’ cancer awareness campaign – Qatar Tribune – 3 March 2021

Visionaries make all efforts to wipe out cervical cancer – Gulf Times – 27 February 2021

Dia Mundial do Câncer: conheça as principais dicas para se prevenir e os fatores que podem desencadear a doença que impacta 625 mil brasileiro  – Negocios em Foco – 27 February 2021

Fadia Association helps patients 'survive and thrive' – Arab Times – 22 February 2021

Celebrating Survivors on World Cancer Day – Grazie USA – February 2021

Les cancers les plus fréquents en France – Echos du Mardi – 21 February 2021

Grave olvido de los pacientes oncológicos en el Ecuador – Diario el Norte Ecuador – 18 February 2021

Cómo el City Cancer Challenge ha beneficiado a Cali en la lucha contra esta enfermedad – El Pais Colombia – 7 February 2021

World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge 2021 Celebrity Race – Eurosport – 4 February 2021

CEO of UICC on raising awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment – ANews Turkey – 4 February 2021

Interview with UICC President Prof. Anil D'Cruz, World Cancer Day 2021 – Deutsche Welle – 4 February 2021

Study finds cancer treatments scaled back due to Covid-19 (interview with Cary Adams) – TRT World – 4 February 2021

World Cancer Day: The situation is more grave than you think – CGTN – 4 February 2021

The Lisa Show: World Cancer Day (interview with Gilberto Lopes) – BYU Radio – 4 February 2021

Collaboration, patient-centred care, way to go in treatment (interview with Miriam Mutebi) – PD Kenya – 4 February 2021

World Cancer Day 2021: when is it in the UK, what is this year's theme - and how to donate to Cancer Research – The Scotsman – 4 February 2021

#MidMorningTalk​ | World Cancer day: #IAmAndIWill​ with Dr Miriam Mutebi – Salaamedia South Africa – 4 February 2021

La lutte contre le cancer en Afrique, entravée par la Covid-19 – Euronews Africanews – 4 February 2021

Cary Adams on World Cancer Day and COVID-19’s Impact on Cancer Care – Cancer Network – 4 February 2021

World Cancer Day 2021: Check here for history, significance and theme this year – Hindustan Times – 4 February 2021

Cancer awareness talk and screening today – The Hindu – 4 February 2021

How Nigeria can reduce cancer-related deaths (interview) – Premium Times Nigeria – 4 February 2021

World Cancer Day 2021: Irrfan Khan to Sonali Bendre, inspiring stories of Bollywood celebrities – India TV – 4 February 2021

‘Vivir con un cáncer infantil’: la primera app que acompaña a las familias a lo largo de toda la enfermedad – El Pais – 4 February 2021

Всемирный день борьбы с раковыми заболеваниями (World Cancer Day) – RIA Novosti – 4 February 2021

The cancer miracle isn’t a cure. It’s prevention. – Healthcare Radius India – 4 February 2021

Let us pledge to make the world cancer-free – Guyana Chronicle – 4 February 2021

COVID-19 raising cancer deaths, say WHO, specialists – The Guardian Nigeria – 4 February 2021

NCCN Gets Personal About Improving Global Cancer Care for World Cancer Day – Yahoo Finance – 4 February 2021

Que el cáncer no se convierta en la próxima pandemia: el llamado de la Liga Colombiana Contra el Cáncer – Vanguardia – 4 February 2021

World Cancer Day today: Five-pronged strategy to cut cancer risk – The News Pakistan – 4 February 2021

Together we can fight cancer – Newsday Zimbabwe – 4 February 2021

The World Cancer Declaration: time to consolidate wins and work towards 2025 – The Lancet Oncology – 3 February 2021

World Cancer Day – adaptations and innovations in cancer care through COVID-19 and beyond – Sierre Leone Telegraph – 3 February 2021

Conmemoran Servicios de Salud el día mundial contra el Cáncer – El Expres – 3 February 2021

Makeup tutorials aim to give cancer patients a boost in pandemic – Swissinfo – 3 February 2021

13 Ways to Support Cancer Fighters and Survivors on World Cancer Day—and Every Day – Parade – 2 February 2021

El cáncer en México representa una pandemia mayor a la del COVID-19 – Al Chile Poblano – 2 February 2021

Instituto Vencer o Câncer estimula hábitos saudáveis e promoção do bem-estar do paciente no Dia Mundial do Câncer – Negócios em Foco – 2 February 2021

Journée mondiale contre le cancer  : Réduire l’impact du mal du siècle – El Moudjahid – 2 February 2021

The Final Year of the “I Am and I Will” campaign for World Cancer Day – City Cancer Challenge – 1 February 2021

Early screening centrepiece of awareness campaigns as Tunisia observes World Cancer Day – Tunis Daily News – 1 February 2021

Weltkrebstag: Drei Zahlen zu Krebs in Deutschland – Blickpunkt/OTS – 1 February 2021

World Cancer Day – Trinidad and Tobago Guardian – 1 February 2021

Townsville turns blue and orange for World Cancer Day – National Tribune Australia – 29 January 2021

World Cancer Day 2021: A recognition of the COVID‐19 heroes supporting and caring for cancer patients around the world – International Journal of Cancer – 25 January 2021

Should Cancer Patients Have Covid-19 Vaccine? – RaillyNews/Turkish News Agency – 14 January 2021

World Cancer Day: How To Explain & Celebrate It With Your Toddler – Babygaga – 12 January 2021

A un mes del Día Mundial contra el Cáncer 2021 – El Universal – 8 January 2021

Calling for global action on the wider health impacts of COVID-19 – 6 January 2021

Cancer burden, finance, and health-care systems – The Lancet Oncology – January 2021

Panel on Global Cancer Control Looks for Ways Forward in a War That’s Proving Hard to Win – ASCO Post – 25 December 2020

El cáncer no es solo un problema médico sino de la sociedad en su conjunto – La Prensa – 21 December 2020

Assessing the Progress Made in Global Cancer Care and Looking Toward the Future – ASCO Post – 10 December 2020

Think Pink: QA employees raise over QR145,000 for Qatar Cancer Society – Qatar Tribune – 9 December 2020

Mahak wins UICC’s World Cancer Day Spirit Award – Tehran Times – 27 November 2020

Palestra no Hospital do Leste mostra importância dos exames de rotina contra o câncer – Agencia Para de Noticias – 27 November 2020

Korea's cancer program reduces death, raises survival rates – Korea Biomedical Review – 24 November 2020

Tumore al collo dell’utero, l’Oms lancia il piano globale per eradicarlo. E l’Italia? – La Repubblica – 20 November 2020

The WHO Has Released A Plan To Eradicate Cervical Cancer – Forbes – 20 November 2020

Canada learning from surgery cancellations during first wave of pandemic – Canadian Press – 20 November 2020

‘End the suffering’: World Health Organisation introduces plan to eradicate cervical cancer – The Independent – 17 November 2020

L’OMS lance une stratégie pour éliminer le cancer du col de l’utérus – L'Union – 17 November 2020

5 questions to… Cary Adams, CEO of UICC; for World Antimicrobial Awareness Week – IPFMA – 13 November 2020

Cancer on the Global Stage: Incidence and Cancer-Related Mortality in Chile – ASCO Post – 10 November 2020

UNFPA COOPERATES WITH FOCP TO REDUCE CERVICAL CANCER BURDEN IN THE ARAB REGION - UAE News – 10 November 2020

2020: A game-changing year for AMR? – IPFMA – 6 November 2020

Roundtable ‘grasps nettle’ on European cancer inequalities – Cancer World – 6 November 2020

Cancer Society educates the public during October the Breast Cancer Month - Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) – 31 October 2020

26 women die of cervical cancer disease every day in Nigeria – The Guardian Nigeria - 28 October 2020

La UICC pide garantizar que la atención del cáncer siga siendo una prioridad absoluta pese al coronavirus - Economis - 26 October 2020

UICC Launches New Program at the Start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month - ASCO Post - 25 October 2020

Focus on improving primary healthcare to detect cancer early, says expert - The Hindu - 14 October 2020

HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan - Mobilizing for Greater Equity in Health Care Despite the Challenges of COVID-19 - ASCO Post - 10 October 2020

Professor Jeff Dunn AO, President-Elect, UICC - Seven News - 8 October 2020

FOCP presents Arabic version of The Cancer Atlas’ 3rd edition - UAE News - 7 October 2020

Dr. Zainab S. Bagudu’s Contributions to Cancer Care and Treatment in Nigeria - The Morning Herald - 1 October 2020

Qatar Airways partners with Qatar Cancer Society to raise awareness of Breast Cancer Prevention - Gulf Times - 1 October 2020

Government urged to develop a comprehensive cervical cancer control plan - Ghana Business News - 19 September 2020

How can we sustain progress in cancer care in the COVID-19 era? - World Economic Forum - 18 September 2020

Greg Hunt lauds Australia's global health leadership - Health Dispatch - 8 September 2020

Kebbi First Lady’s fight against cervical cancer strengthened as WHO adopts resolution for Africa - Daily Nigerian - 2 September 2020

UICC Applauds WHO Global Strategy on Eliminating Cervical Cancer as a Public Health Problem - ASCO Post - 25 August

Julie Torode Discusses the WHO Cervical Cancer Elimination Strategy - Cancer Network - 24 August 2020

Governments urged to ensure access to controlled medicines during COVID-19 pandemic - The Business Standard - 14 August 2020

Providing Aid for Patients With Cancer Affected by the Beirut Explosion - ASCO Post - 13 August 2020

La UICC aplaude "con entusiasmo" la nueva estrategia contra el cáncer de cuello uterino de la OMS - Info Salud - 11 August

Breast Cancer Network Vietnam Launches Social Media Campaign To Raise Cancer Awareness - The Bureau Asia - 23 July 2020

Translated Tool from NCCN Measures Mental Health "Temperature" of People with Cancer - New Dehli Times - 13 July 2020

Coronavirus crisis forces Jordan to confront a tobacco epidemic - Arab News - 6 July 2020

Jordan bans smoking and vaping in indoor public spaces - The Guardian - 2 July 2020

'Big tobacco wants our youth's lungs': rise of smoking in Jordan - The Guardian - 23 June 2020

Big tobacco accused of 'influencing' Jordanian legislation - The New Arab - 23 June 2020

Jordan smoking rates highest in world amid claims of big tobacco interference - The Guardian - 23 June 2020

Covid-19 unmasks what cancer patients have long known: The world needs a better and more equitable health systemop-ed by HRH Princess Dina Mired, President UICC - CNN - 20 June 2020

Cancer disparities in war-torn and post-war regions - Nature - 1 June 2020

Advocates call for concerted action while some Malaysians use MCO to quit habit - The Star - 30 May 2020

Covid-19 and Tobacco: Unmasking the Smoke Screen - Think Global Health - 29 May 2020

Int'l group demands stricter regulation of e-cigarettes - Andalu News Agency - 29 May 2020

Geneva-based UICC wants stricter regulations of e-cigarettes to protect youth - New Europe - 29 May 2020

Verband fordert strikte Regulierung von E-Zigaretten - dpa-AFX/Finanz Nachrichten - 27 May 2020

Pacientes oncológicos frente al coronavirus - El Peruano - 18 May 2020

Bengal’s first private cancer hospital ostracised as patient tests Covid-19+ - Hindustan Times - 28 April 2020

El Rey Recibe Al Ministro De Seguridad Social Y Se Reúne Con El Sector Olivarero - EFE/ABC.es - 17 April 2020

Opinion: International community holds the key to ending cervical cancer - Devex - 1 April 2020

COVID-19 and smoking: resources, research and news - BMJ Blog - 26 March 2020

Jordan challenges stigma attached to cancer in the Middle East - ABC News - 7 March 2020

Global NCD Alliance Forum begins in Sharjah tomorrow - Gulf Today - 7 February 2020

People with Disabilities Get Cancer, Too - Scientific American - 5 February 2020

Cervical cancer jab should be compulsory in every country, says Princess Dina of Jordan - The Telegraph - 4 February 2020

World Cancer Day: Cary Adams, Union for International Cancer Control - TRT World Now - 4 February 2020

Journée mondiale contre le cancer : des inégalités persistantes face à la maladie - Santé Magazine - 4 February 2020

World Cancer Day 2020: 20th Anniversary of the Global Initiative - ASCO Post - 4 February 2020

Greek doctors, patients count progress steps, shortcomings in cancer prevention, treatment - Xinhua - 4 February 2020

World Cancer Day: what is the most common cancer in the UK, and which has the worst survival rate? - The Telegraph - 4 February 2020

Why are the poor losing fight against cancer? - Al Jazeera - 4 February 2020

NCCN Recognizes Progress on World Cancer Day while Highlighting Need for Better Global Access to High-Quality Care - Yahoo Finance - 4 February 2020

World Cancer Day Survey Exposes 'Glaring Inequities' - Medscape - 4 February 2020

World Cancer Day: 5 Indian celebs who successfully fought cancer - Business Today - 4 February 2020

World Cancer Day: Tuesday February 4 - Euro Weekly - 4 February 2020

World Cancer Day: Here’s how perceptions about the disease differ around the world - World Economic Forum - 4 February 2020

Istituto Marangoni, UICC Join Forces Against Cancer - WWD - 4 February 2020

Lymphoma survivor establishes foundation to help others - Manila Bulletin - 4 February 2020

World Cancer Day: national plans to improve patients’ lives - Teheran Times - 3 February 2020

Join the campaign and say ‘I am and I will help’ fight - The Forester - 29 January 2020

10th annual Pink Caravan Ride starts on February 26 - Gulf Today - 28 January 2020

World Cancer Day 2020: five initiatives to stay optimistic about the future of cancer - Health Europa - 27 January 2020

Taking Action Against Cancer: Celebrating 20 Years of World Cancer Day - ASCO Post - 25 January

Looking beyond physical health for World Cancer Day 2020 - BMJ Blog - 24 January 2020

IAEA Meets with Key Partners to Strengthen its Cancer Control Review Service - IAEA - 24 December 2019

Forum calls for CSO involvement in cancer awareness - Graphic/Business Ghana - 20 December 2019

Including the private sector in partnerships to tackle non-communicable diseases - The BMJ, 9 December 2019

Challenging the Global Community to Deliver Equitable Cancer Care for All - The ASCO Post, 25 November 2019

Affirming Universal Health Care as a Fundamental Human Right - The ASCO Post, 25 November 2019

The Role of Cross-Sector Collaborations in Advancing Access to Medicines - Pharma Boardroom, 12 November 2019

Zainab Bagudu takes cancer campaign to African stage, canvasses support for women in oncology - Daily Nigeria, 9 November 2019

Medicaid gets global grant to fight breast cancer - Daily Trust, 22 October 2019

Cáncer de mama, una lucha sin tregua - Milenio, 17 October 2019

Cancer Atlas: Progress in the fight against cancer is not only possible, but achievable - news-medical.net, 16 October 2019

Vázquez fue galardonado por su contribución excepcional a la lucha contra el cáncer - montevideo.com.uy, 15 October 2019

The Global Cancer Crisis - Voice of America (US) - 1 August 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last update: 
Friday 5 June 2020
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