Welcome to our Members' Corner. Here you will find the latest news and best practices from our members, useful resources, training opportunities and ways to support the global cancer community.
The internationally recognised Forum for Shared Governance recently announced it has awarded shared governance accreditation to UICC member King Hussein Cancer Center, now the first hospital in the Middle East to achieve this distinction. Shared governance is an innovative management model that ensures that nurses are the ones making clinical decisions at the bedside, while allowing them to influence the resources that support those decisions.
Patients often assume nurses are empowered to make decisions in their best interest. However, sometimes nurses’ decisions are superseded by managers, administrators, and others far from the point of care who do not have the expertise or information to coordinate patients’ total care. Shared governance ensures that the status quo is bedside nurses empowered as patient advocates.
The Hope Foundation for Cancer Care, in collaboration with Taiwan Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and The Hematology Society of Taiwan, have launched the first digital tool for Lymphoma in Taiwan on World Lymphoma Awareness Day.
"Lymphoma Treatment Walkthrough" provides a complete treatment staging process to help patients quickly clarify disease classification and treatment methods.
The incidence of lymphoma in Taiwan has been increasing year by year. The number of patients has grown by more than 1.3 times in the past two decades, far exceeding the 50% growth rate in the United States.
November is Movember's month. Find out more about the Movember Foundation, a long-standing UICC member, which is introduced to you by their CEO, Michelle Terry.
From humble beginnings in Australia in 2003, Movember has become the leading charity, changing the face of men’s health on a global scale.
Best known for encouraging men to grow moustaches during November, the charity focuses on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
The movement has inspired over six million Mo Bros and Mo Sisters around the world, to raise funds for over 1,250 men’s health projects and encouraging men to stay healthy in all areas of their lives.
Programmes funded by Movember include cutting edge biomedical research into new treatments and more accurate tests for prostate cancer, clinical quality registries and support programmes that have the potential to transform treatment and care for men diagnosed with the disease.
Movember's success can largely be attributed to the strength of its global community - united by a commitment to help change the face of men’s health.
To learn more about Movember’s work visit movember.com.
Virtual, 27th and 28th January 2021
The Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP) has partnered with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to organise a two-day virtual event under the theme of “Accelerating Action on HPV and Cervical Cancer”.
For more information about the forum, the agenda, the speakers or to register, you can visit the FoCP website.
With unique Rock and Roll memorabilia which has been donated by Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, Billy Idol, Duff McKagan of Guns & Roses and other generous, celebrated musicians, the Love Hope Strength World Cancer Day Online Auction gives you the opportunity to bid on distinctive items whilst helping to save and change lives.
Unique collectable items will be added to the Love Hope Strength World Cancer Day Online Auction in the run up to the Love Hope Strength Big Night In on February 4th, when even more special memorabilia will be added. The auction will close on Friday 12th February, and all successful bidders will be notified on Saturday 13th February.
This, the first Love Hope Strength World Cancer Day Online Auction, has been set up to raise money to support cancer prevention and cancer care projects for underprivileged communities across the globe.
The International Neuroendocrine Cancer Alliance (INCA) has recently launched the Global NET Patient Info Pack (NETInfo), a collaborative project carried out in 2020 between expert patients and physicians. NETInfo is aimed at all NET patients who may need free, easy to access, up-to-date, concise and patient-friendly information in their own language.
The Info Pack provides multi-lingual web-based factsheets about neuroendocrine cancer in the 10 most spoken languages worldwide: Arabic, Chinese, French, English, German, Hindi, Japanese, Italian, Russian and Spanish. The factsheets explain, in a lay language, the nature of the disease, its symptoms, causes and risk factors, tests that can help lead to diagnosis, treatment, and follow up.
NETInfo consists of factsheets on more general topics like primary, secondary and high-grade neuroendocrine cancer, carcinoid syndrome, as well as by specific type of NETs. INCA is now releasing the first set of 10 factsheets with another set of 11 to come later in 2021.
HRH Princess Ghida Talal, Chairperson of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center, launched the King Hussein Award for Cancer Research to honor Arab leaders in cancer research who have made outstanding achievements in the fields of prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care.
The organisers are confident that increased scientific research will lead to a stronger future of confronting cancer in the region.
Applications will be accepted until 28th February.
For their most ambitious project - building the first children's hospital in Romania entirely from donations - Asociatia Daruieste Viata / Give Life Association are looking to fill several positions; especially Romanian specialists willing to locate in Romania are encouraged to apply.
If you want to find out more about this call for applications, click on the "More information." button below and have look at the recently published Member Blog to read about how the Co-Founders, Carmen Uscatu and Oana Gheorghiu, have experienced the COVID-19 pandemic in Romania.
Seyed Mohammad Hossein Razavi (SMH) Charity Institute is an NGO founded in 2016 in Tehran, Iran, after the death of Mohammad Hossein Razavi because of cancer. As a tribute to his beloved brother, Mohammad Hossein’s sister established this institute with the aim of providing young adults with cancer (16-30 years old) with financial, educational and psychological support. The organisation’s main objective, as the only specialised charity institution in Iran focused on youth cancer, is to increase their life expectancy and improve their life quality.
At the national level, SMH Charity Institute is a member of the National Cancer Network, the National Network for the Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases, and the Network of National Charities; at the international level, the organisation has had the privilege to become a member of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and will launch its first international awareness campaign in line with UICC’s World Cancer Day campaign.
The World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition (WBCPC) established in 2019, is an international umbrella patient organisation. The coalition now brings together 11 members from four continents, uniting bladder cancer patient organisations' vision and goals to ensure the best possible outcomes for bladder cancer patients across the world.
The need to elevate a global common voice for people affected by bladder cancer is critical. Approximately 500,000 people are newly diagnosed with bladder cancer around the world each year, whilst an estimated 2.7 million are currently living with bladder cancer globally.
WBCPC focuses on promoting greater global awareness about bladder cancer. The coalition advocates for the best possible support, information and care for people affected by the disease, no matter where they live in the world, by building a strong community of bladder cancer patient advocates around the world.
WBCPC has a vision for a bladder cancer patient organisation established in each country, and that they are fully able to support people affected by bladder cancer. The coalition is here to help grow, connect and support these groups on their journey.