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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
The Jet d'eau, the landmark of Geneva where UICC is headquartered, illuminated in the colour of World Cancer Day
16 September 2021
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UICC retrieves World Cancer Day Instagram account

Three weeks after the World Cancer Day Instagram account was hijacked, UICC is fortunate that its control of the account has been restored.

Banner of UICC's  World Cancer Leaders’ Summit on 25th-26th October.
7 September 2021
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The World Cancer Leaders' Summit 2021 goes fully virtual

Due to ongoing travel restrictions to the US, UICC has decided that the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit on 25th-26th October will go fully virtual. An online platform allows participants to enjoy the full Summit programme.  

The Jet d'eau, the landmark of Geneva where UICC is headquartered, illuminated in the colour of World Cancer Day
3 September 2021
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World Cancer Day Instagram account has been hijacked

At the end of August, the World Cancer Day Instagram account managed by UICC was the target of a cyberattack and has been stolen, or “phished”. The account is now compromised.

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12 August 2021
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HIV/AIDS: 40 years fighting an epidemic

Birgit Poniatowski, the Executive Director of IAS – the International AIDS Society – looks at the success achieved in fighting HIV/AIDS in the past 40 years, a possible vaccine, the road still ahead and connections with the cancer community.

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2 August 2021
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Launch of CanStaging+, a new digital tool to improve data collection for cancer

IARC, The Northern Ireland Cancer Registry and UICC are launching a new software to facilitate cancer staging, aiming to improve national cancer control with more effective collection of comparable data.

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30 July 2021
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Effective measures to reduce tobacco use and lung cancer incidence

WHO’s MPOWER measures are known to be effective in reducing tobacco consumption, a major risk factor for lung cancer that takes 1.8 million lives a year.

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Friday 28 May 2021
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