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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. 

 

Member news

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Regional series of Virtual Dialogues coming

This year, UICC is leveraging its Virtual Dialogues to respond to the needs of members facing specific challenges in their regions.

From next month, UICC will initiate a regional series of Virtual Dialogues to offer context-specific insights and a platform of exchange for UICC members around the world within their particular region. These regional cancer communities will have opportunities to discuss topics that are of particular relevance to their situation and which they may have in common with other organisations in the region, aligned with UICC’s programmes and key thematic areas of work.

Register for your regional series of interest by clicking on your preferred region below:

 

Take action

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The European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) will launch a call-to-action letter addressed to policy makers working on COVID-19 and cancer. The joint letter will be sent to governments and governmental organisations on a national, European and global level.

The deadline for signatories is 3rd April.

 

Resources

A Shade of Pink Africa - Sharing, supporting and inspiring - The Bricon Foundation

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The Bricon Foundation was set up in 2016 to support patients and their families in the cancer battle, assisting through treatment funding, counselling, patient navigation and advocacy.

One of the great challenges for cancer survivorship and advocacy in Nigeria, and in Africa as a whole, is that there is still not enough people coming out to share their stories of survival, and thereby providing “living” proof that cancer can be overcome. So many still live in fear. In addition, traditional, cultural and religious beliefs also play a significant role in the perception and stigmatisation of the disease, which sadly results in poor outcomes.

“A Shade of Pink Africa” is the Bricon Foundation's first online series of 6 episodes on cancer from an African perspective, where Abigail (who is one of the foundation's Co- Founders and herself a breast cancer survivor) shares her cancer experience and discusses important subjects in her journey, such as mental health, the impact of religion and tradition, and self-love, to inspire and educate others.

The Bricon Foundation invites UICC members to access and share this resource, and hopes to develop the talk show, inviting guests in the cancer space to provide more insight and education for the battle against cancer in Africa.

Global NET Patient Info Pack (NETInfo) - International Neuroendocrine Cancer Alliance (INCA)

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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.

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NCD Academy is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between major actors in global health to equip frontline health workers with integrated, mobile-first education on NCD care as they take on a more prominent role in prevention. 

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for 71% of global deaths. Considering that 45% of WHO member states report having less than one physician per 1,000 residents, health care systems globally are realising the importance of upskilling nurses and community health workers to play a greater role in patient care, while also refreshing primary care doctors’ knowledge of best practice. Comprehensive NCD education for these providers at the ground level of patient care is of critical importance given shared risk factors and bidirectional impacts between these diseases. The goal with NCD Academy is to fill this need and foster progress toward achieving United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) aims to release courses on the “Big 5” NCDs in collaboration with other leading clinical education societies, including cancer. All courses will cover clinical skills and knowledge for NCD prevention at the primary care level, such as screening, health promotion, risk reduction, and basic management.

 

Training opportunities & calls for applications

Towards a Cervical Cancer Free Malaysia - ROSE Foundation

Virtual, Tuesday, 6 April, 08:30 UTC+02

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In collaboration with Etiqa, ROSE Foundation cordially invites UICC members to join the launch of "Towards a Cervical Cancer Free Malaysia" in conjunction with World Health Day 2021 "Building a fairer, healthier world".

Join ROSE Foundation virtually on Facebook.

2021 Prevent Cancer Dialogue - Webcast Series

2021 Prevent Cancer Dialogue - Webcast Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

UICC members are invited to join the Prevent Cancer Foundation Dialogue on the themes of innovation and health equity. Registration is free and you can sign up for any of the below sessions.

  • 7 April: Innovations in Cancer Prevention
  • 5 May: Innovations in Early Detection of Cancer
  • 2 June: Progress and Challenges in Cancer Screening

Launch of the King Hussein Award for Cancer Research

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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 31st March.

Asociatia Daruieste Viata / Give Life Association is recruiting for Romania's first children's hospital

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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.

 

New Members

Bangladesh Bangladesh Society for Breast Cancer Study (BSBCS)
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Bangladesh Society for Breast Cancer Study (BSBCS)

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Bangladesh Society for Breast Cancer Study (BSBCS) is a government-registered non-profit organisation and its motto is to enhance the level of evidence-based practice of breast cancer treatment in Bangladesh. Moreover, BSBCS is relentlessly working through awareness, knowledge sharing and research to help people with early detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Although the journey of the society had already begun a couple of years ago, the approval of the government registration was only received in January 2020. In 2015, with a vision to make a platform for updating knowledge in breast cancer treatment, BSBCS organised its first conference called "Bangladesh Breast Cancer Conference".

It is widely known that breast cancer is the leading cancer of all types throughout the world and its incidence has been alarmingly increasing in Bangladesh. Therefore, together, the society aims to make the organisation stronger, so that it can play an effective role in breast cancer management for patients of Bangladesh.

Fundación Foro Nacional de Cáncer

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Fundación Foro Nacional de Cáncer in Chile was born as a space for dialogue and social cooperation between all sectors related to oncology in the country. Governmental authorities, academia, research centres, health professionals, private sector, scientific societies and patient organisations have come together to contribute to the participatory and inclusive construction of a national cancer strategy. Registered as a non-profit foundation in 2007, the National Cancer Forum initiated the creation of a national cancer law, which came into force in December 2020. Both nationally and internationally, the forum continues to provide a touchstone for cancer stakeholders, proposing effective public policies to address all aspects of cancer care, investigation, patient rights and political lobby.

Last update: 
Wednesday 31 March 2021
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