McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer


The McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer is the only centre of its kind in the world advancing law to prevent cancer and to protect people affected by it.

Through world-leading research and training programs, the McCabe Centre 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.

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.

The McCabe Centre is also a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Law and Non-Communicable Diseases, and the Knowledge Hub for legal challenges to implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Latest news and articles
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21 November 2019

A brand new look for the McCabe Centre for law & cancer

One of our Strategic Partners, the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer, based in Australia has unveiled its new brand and website. Director, Jonathan Liberman, tells us what this means for McCabe .

5 April 2019

Leaving no one behind: using law to achieve universal health coverage

Health is a fundamental human right, yet the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that at least half of the global population do not receive the health services they need. And for those who do, do so at a considerable cost — each year around 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty because of out-of-pocket spending on health.

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4 September 2018

UICC’s partner McCabe Centre designated as WHO Collaborating Centre

The McCabe Centre collaboration with WHO will support development outcomes by building the capacity of low- and middle-income countries to implement legal interventions to reduce exposure to NCD risk factors; and improve laws to advance equitable healthcare as part of achieving universal health coverage.

Last update: 
Thursday 21 November 2019