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 City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) Foundation is launching a new call for applications for cities to join in supporting better access to equitable, quality cancer care
28 October 2020

City Cancer Challenge Foundation (C/Can) launches new call for applications

The City Cancer Challenge Foundation has opened a new call for applications to join its global network, which supports cities around the world to improve access to equitable, quality cancer care. Interested cities need to register by 1st of December.

UICC is planning a hybrid Congress in 2022, combining on-site events with virtual elements, to take place in Geneva, Switzerland
14 October 2020

World Cancer Congress 2022: A hybrid event in Geneva

The next World Cancer Congress (WCC) will be held in Geneva, Switzerland in 2022. UICC’s new President, Professor Anil D’Cruz, made this announcement at UICC’s virtual General Assembly on Tuesday 6th October.

Man with mental health issues
10 October 2020

Mental health, cancer and COVID-19

On World Mental Health Day, UICC Board member, Cristiana Fonseca shares her reflections on the psychological impacts of cancer and COVID-19 on cancer patients, their families and carers. 

HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, President of UICC (2018-2020)
30 September 2020

Looking back at two enriching years as UICC President

HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan reflects on her experiences as UICC President in campaigning actively for greater cancer control, on the challenges faced by the cancer community and the progress that has been made.

McCabe Centre wins international award for work to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases
25 September 2020

McCabe Centre recognised for its achievements in the prevention and control of NCDs

The McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer was selected today as a recipient of the 2020 United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases Award.

"Team up for cancer research" is the theme of World Cancer Research Day 2020
24 September 2020

World Cancer Research Day: teaming up for a cancer-free world

The fifth edition of World Cancer Research Day aims to raise awareness on the importance of cancer research and issues a call to action for international collaboration to address the increasing challenges in fighting cancer.

Last update: 
Wednesday 22 July 2020