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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
Stephen Connor, Executive Director of the Worldwide Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) (left) and Cary Adams, CEO of UICC (right)
16 April 2021
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The Role of Palliative Care in Cancer Care

Dr Cary Adams, CEO of UICC speaks with Dr Stephen Connor on the importance of palliative care for people living with cancer. This is the first in a new series of UICC Conversations where high-level experts provide insight into key aspects of cancer care and related issues.

Dr Felipe Roitberg is an alumn of the 2019/2020 cohort of UICC Young Leaders, here at the 2019 World Cancer Leaders' Summit
15 April 2021
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Investing in cancer control to save lives

Dr Felipe Roitberg, Cancer Management Control Consultant at WHO and UICC Young Leader, speaks about how countries can assess their needs and optimise their investment in cancer control.

Women Living with HIV and AIDS (COWHLA) and Women Coalition Against Cancer (WOCACA, featured here) share the same goal of a more holistic approach to providing women with Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Malawi
13 April 2021
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Building demand for cervical cancer elimination services in Malawi

Two civil society organisations in Malawi identify common ground and join forces to empower women in their communities.

A new report by Dr Sonali Johnson at UICC, “The Social Determinants of Health and Cancer” provides an in-depth look at how health inequity can be addressed through advocacy and action.
8 April 2021
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Healthy living is a fundamental human right

A person’s socioeconomic circumstances can impact their risk of cancer, chances of survival and quality of life. Resulting inequities in health must be addressed so that everyone can attain the highest possible standard of health.

Advances in in vitro diagnostics not only promise better outcomes for people living with cancer, but also the cost of treatment is reduced, with substantial savings to health systems
6 April 2021
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In vitro diagnostics and the promise of better cancer survival rates

In vitro diagnostics offer the opportunity to detect cancer early, for more effective and timely treatment. These quality-assured diagnostics must be available to all those who need them, including in LMICs, for a “fairer, healthier world”.

Only USD 10.5bn are required to achieve 2030 cervical cancer elimination targets, services that, when sustained. would avert 62 million deaths by 2120. Photo by Matthew Henry / Burst.com
22 March 2021
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Ending the inequity in preventing and treating cervical cancer

UICC and its members have begun working with WHO, government agencies and civil society partners to meet the challenge of implementing the Global Strategy to eliminate cervical cancer in their own countries.

Last update: 
Wednesday 22 July 2020
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