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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15 August 2019

The power of cross-border collaboration for cancer control

Over 20,000 delegates from the Asian region will come together this Friday 16 August for the 2019 annual Chinese Conference on Oncology in Chongqing, China. This year’s theme, ‘Oncology Prevention and Control Winning in Integration’ will explore 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.

12 July 2019

12 new cancer medicines added to the WHO List of Essential Medicines

The World Health Organization (WHO) published an updated version of its Essential Medicines List (EML). UICC welcomes the strong focus on cancer with twelve new cancer medicines added.

10 July 2019

World Cancer Leaders’ Summit: Destination Kazakhstan

Every year, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) brings together key decision makers from around the world to facilitate debates about emerging issues related to cancer control.

24 June 2019

The Francophone African Cancer and NCD communities meet in Dakar

From 12 to 14 June Dakar became a regional hub for cancer control and NCDs with a series of events focusing on strengthening and mobilising civil society in Francophone Africa.