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Networks
UICC aims to unite the cancer community through its members and partners, as well as an expansive and growing network
Networks and partners

UICC, established in 1933, is the oldest and largest cancer fighting organisation globally, with more than 1000 members across 162 countries, more than 50 partners, and official relations with the World Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer, International Atomic Energy Agency, United Nations Office of Drug and Crime, and consultative status at United Nations Economic and Social Council.

We aim to unite the cancer community through the access and exchange of knowledge, strengthened capacity, and an expansive and growing network, at the global, national and local level, by focusing on convening, capacity building and advocacy. These partnerships are essential to delivering the World Cancer Declaration targets, as well as to driving our global advocacy agenda.

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City Cancer Challenge (C/Can)

City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) mission is to create a global community of cities and partners working together to design, plan and implement cancer solutions to save lives. 

UICC's involvement in City Cancer Challenge

UICC launched City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) in 2017 in order to support resource-limited countries in reducing their growing cancer burden. In January 2019, C/Can became a standalone Swiss foundation but continues to operate in close collaboration with UICC and its member organisations.

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NCD Alliance

The Non-communicable Disease (NCD) Alliance is a civil society network uniting 2,000 federation associations, civil society organisations, scientific and professional associations, academic and research institutions to improve NCD prevention and control worldwide.

UICC's involvement in NCD Alliance

UICC is a founding member of the NCD Alliance and we continue to see the integration of NCDs as a priority in global, regional and national health and development planning and implementation. UICC will continue to support the capacity and sustainability of national and regional civil society alliances and networks in low- and middle-income countries to effectively influence cancer and other NCD prevention and control efforts at the national level.

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International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP)

The International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP), formed in November 2012, is a group of organisations engaged in supporting country cancer control planning efforts.

UICC's involvement in ICCP

UICC, is a founding member of the International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP). UICC with over 20 ICCP partner organisations including the WHO, CDC, NCI-USA, to ensure that all countries have a well-resourced, quality cancer control plan, integrated with non-communicable disease control efforts.

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McCabe Centre for Law

Through world-leading research and training programs, the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer empowers individuals, organisations and governments to use law as an effective tool to prevent cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and to advance equitable health care for all people.

UICC's involvement in McCabe Centre

Founded in 2012, the McCabe Centre is a joint initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and Cancer Council based in Melbourne, Australia with Regional Coordinators in the Pacific, Asia and Africa.

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Incidence and mortality: Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development (GICR)

The Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development (GICR) is a multi-partner response to the disparity in robust cancer statistics across the globe, led by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

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Latest networks news & blog articles
UICC 2019 Annual Report
3 July 2020

Discover UICC's impact in its newly published 2019 Annual Report

UICC's 2019 Annual Report looks back at a year of achievements that have helped the organisation build a solid foundation and navigate the current uncertainty and a rapidly changing environment.

Report by ICCI-LA identifies major health system challenges and policy responses to Argentina’s rising burden of cancer
29 June 2020

ICCI-LA publishes first comprehensive report on health systems response to cancer control in Argentina

Addressing the rising burden of cancer in Argentina: Challenges & opportunities presents major health system challenges and identifies policy options aimed at improving Argentina’s response to the rising burden of cancer.

UICC President HRH Princess Dina Mired with First Lady Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo at the World Cancer Day 2019 Commemoration Event in Kumasi, Ghana - Photo © BCI Ghana
22 June 2020

COVID-19 unmasks what cancer patients have long known: The world needs a better and more equitable health system

CNN publishes an opinion piece by HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, President of UICC, on what the coronavirus pandemic has revealed about the inequalities and challenges facing cancer care. 

UICC launches its Virtual Fellowships
15 June 2020

Virtual Fellowships for UICC Members

UICC is launching a virtual alternative to the in-person learning experience provided by UICC’s Fellowships programmes, allowing the continued transfer and exchange of key skills and knowledge in cancer control at a time when UICC members need it the most.

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5 June 2020

Cancer care considerations for sexual and gender minorities

On the occasion of Pride Month 2020, Mandi L. Pratt-Chapman, from the GW Cancer Center highlights the specific cancer challenges and needs faced by the LGBTQI community.

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4 June 2020

GAVI Global Vaccine Summit – HPV vaccinations essential to eliminating cervical cancer

Ahead of the Global Vaccine Summit on 4 June, five HPV vaccine manufacturers have committed to provide sufficient HPV doses for 84 million girls, helping to keep cervical cancer elimination a priority amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Last update: 
Wednesday 22 July 2020
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