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.

UICC Framework
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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
Woman nurse providing care to an older adult
14 September 2022

Nursing older patients with cancer

Older adults often present multiple chronic diseases, which can make treating cancer more complicated, and other challenges in accessing care, including losing agency over their health choices. Erin McLennan explains the importance of listening to their experiences and needs, and how education and advocacy are two areas where nurses can help improve cancer care for older adults.

Prof. Jeff Dunn AO, Chief of Mission and Head of Research at the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and President-elect of the Union for International Cancer Control at UICC's World Cancer Leaders' Summit in Mexico City in 2017.
31 August 2022

Incoming UICC President Jeff Dunn diagnosed with cancer

UICC President-elect Prof. Jeff Dunn AO has informed UICC, its members, partners and wider network that he has been diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. He remains upbeat and will continue to assume his various responsibilities in cancer control.

UICC alumni Young Leaders, Dr Kingsley I. Ndoh, Founder and Chief Strategist of Hurone AI, and Dr Francois Uwinkindi, Non-Communicable Diseases Division Manager at Rwanda Biomedical Center, which is helping deploy a test version of the health app Guzika in Rwanda.
15 August 2022

An innovative digital tool to improve access to cancer services

Three alumni UICC Young Leaders work to reducing disparities in cancer care in low-income settings with the development of culturally sensitive AI-powered applications.

Aerial view of Long Beach, California, where UICC's 2023 World Cancer Leaders' Summit will take place.
10 August 2022

World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in Long Beach, CA – 16-17 October 2023

The World Cancer Leaders’ Summit is the premier event in global cancer control to help guide united and coordinated international, national and regional responses to the cancer epidemic.

Road in Mukono, Uganda
26 July 2022

Providing cancer care to refugees in Uganda

Uganda’s progressive policies towards refugees ensure that they are provided the same healthcare as Ugandans. There are many challenges, however, with respect to cancer care in the country.

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14 July 2022

UICC and IFPMA editorial in Re:solve Public Health: “A collective approach can improve access to cancer care.”

Closing the widening access gap to cancer care requires willing collaboration and a collective effort by organisations from across sectors pulling together towards a common ambition.

Last update: 
Friday 28 May 2021