Our members share a passion to eliminate cancer as a life-threatening disease for future generations.
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Current UICC membership comprises more than 1,133 member organisations in 171 countries and continues to grow.

Our network brings together cancer leagues and societies; research institutes; treatment centres, hospitals, scientific and professional societies; ministries of health, public health agencies; and patient support organisations to shape cancer control on a global scale.

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“The Report represents an outstanding example of how UICC, through its 1,000 strong members, is able to provide a unique civil society perspective on national successes and major challenges that remain in meeting the World Cancer Declaration targets. As a cancer control and prevention focused organisation WCRF International is particularly excited to have been able to provide input for this strategic report.”

Kate Allen, Executive Director, Science & Public Affairs

“The Swiss Cancer League is proud to have joined forces with UICC as it has enabled us to network with the global cancer community, access capacity building opportunities, and advocate to drive progress for cancer control.”

Kathrin Kramis-Aebischer, CEO


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World Cancer Day - Elderly couple
6 September 2019

World Cancer Day relaunches for 2020 on Facebook Live

‘I Am and I Will’ campaign enters its second year 

David from UICC member organisation KENCO
2 September 2019

Addressing Kenya’s growing cancer burden

Cancer patients and carers took to the streets of the Kenyan capital Nairobi in August calling on Kenya's government to declare cancer a "national disaster" and to provide extra funds. David Makumi, immediate past chair of the Kenya Network of Cancer Organisations  (KENCO) and member of the board of trustees for the National Cancer Institute described the situation during his recent visit to UICC.

22 August 2019

DRC: Palliative Care in a culture that avoids the word “death”

Palliafamilli is a Non-Governmental Organisation of Congolese law, based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Palliafamilli specialises in Palliative Care and supports patients and their families at home. During a visit to the UICC offices in Geneva, Anselme Mubeneshayi Kanaga, President of the Palliafamilli Association talked to us about his challenges and success stories.


CACA Conference China
19 August 2019

The power of cross-border collaboration for cancer control

Over 20,000 delegates from the Asian region came together for the 2019 annual Chinese Conference on Oncology (16-18 August) in Chongqing, China. This year’s theme, ‘Oncology Prevention and Control Winning in Integration’  explored the value of collaboration in cancer control.

Red meat linked to breast cancer increase
5 August 2019

Study finds a possible link between Meat Consumption and Risk of Breast Cancer

A study published today in the International Journal of Cancer has examined the link between meat consumption and cooking practices. The study found that red meat consumption increases the risk of breast cancer. Dr Giota Mitrou, Director of Research at World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF) comments on the study, cancer and nutrition more broadly.

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.