Our members share a passion to eliminate cancer as a life-threatening disease for future generations.
About our members

Current UICC membership comprises more than 1,200 member organisations in 172 countries and continues to grow.

UICC membership growth throughout the years

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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Why become a UICC member?

92% of respondents would recommend membership to another organisation

of UICC members say that they would recommend UICC membership

They know that the unmatched UICC network, convening opportunities, capacity building initiatives and advocacy provide the tools and platforms to improve, grow and have a bigger impact.


“UICC has allowed us to join forces, to better mobilize local resources in the face of cancer while learning from the experiences of other members.”


— Pr Ag Nayi ZONGO, President of COBUCAN, Burkina Faso

(Source: UICC Membership survey 2021)

Join UICC and:

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Exclusive UICC membership benefits

Once your organisation becomes a member, you unlock a wide array of exclusive benefits designed to raise your important work to the next level.

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In 2021, UICC's membership survey revealed that:

96% of respondents say their experience interacting with UICC is "good" or "very good"

of respondents say their experience interacting with UICC is "good" or "very good"

85% of members are satisfied or very satisfied with their membership

of members are satisfied or very satisfied with their membership

Latest members news & blog articles
Ingrid, a young Rpmanian girl aged 9, treated for cancer, with her mother Iuliana
30 September 2022

Another year to tell her “Happy Birthday!”

To mark the end of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, UICC is publishing this moving blog by Gabriela Teodora Vătafu of the Give Life Association in Romania about the challenges faced by 9-year-old Ingrid and Iuliana in finding adequate treatment for Ingrid that would allow her celebrate future birthdays.

Image of the Jet d'eau, a landmark of Geneva, Switzerland, a global health hub, with the dates of UICC's 2022 World Cancer Congress, 18-20 October.
28 September 2022

Discover the themes and sessions of the World Cancer Congress

With preparations advancing at high speed, UICC is looking forward to welcoming delegates and opening the World Cancer Congress on 18 October. A limited number of on-site registrations still available!

Logo for UICC's let's talk cancer podcast, a globe wearing headphones
27 September 2022

Podcast "Let's Talk Cancer": Caring for older adults - a topic that concerns everyone

In this episode of Let’s talk cancer on cancer and ageing, Dr Enrique Soto speaks about the need for more patient-centred care and geriatric oncology expertise in caring for older adults with cancer.

Woman nurse providing care to an older adult
14 September 2022

Nursing older patients with cancer

Older adults often present multiple chronic diseases, which can make treating cancer more complicated, and other challenges in accessing care, including losing agency over their health choices. Erin McLennan explains the importance of listening to their experiences and needs, and how education and advocacy are two areas where nurses can help improve cancer care for older adults.

Older adult with cancer exercising on a stationary bike guided by a health worker at INCan, Mexico. Photo by Adán Jardón, (c) UICC.
7 September 2022

Towards fairer access to cancer care for older adults

Through its partnership with Sanofi on Cancer and Ageing, UICC supported five member organisations in its Cancer Advocates programme working to improve access to cancer services and care for older adults.

Group photo of the participants of UICC's regional dialogue workshop on addressing the burden of women cancers in Francophone Africa.
5 September 2022

Challenges and progress in addressing women’s cancers in Francophone Africa

Over 60 participants from 12 French-speaking African countries as well as regional and financial partners, took part recently in a UICC Regional Dialogue on women’s cancers in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. 

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Virtual Dialogues

UICC's Virtual Dialogues provide members with enhanced opportunities to connect, exchange knowledge, access expert insights, and share solutions on their respective and common challenges. Learn more

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Virtual Fellowships allow cancer professionals from UICC member organisations to obtain expert learning and guidance in cancer control in English, French or Spanish, through a series of four one-to-one video calls with experts. Find out more

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Member Testimonials

“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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Wednesday 27 July 2022