"The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) unites and supports the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to ensure that cancer control continues to be a priority in the world health and development agenda."
While COVID-19 has slowed the progress of actions towards eliminating cervical cancer, UICC is committed to supporting its members and working with partners to realise the promise of the Global Strategy launched last year.
UICC's first-ever World Cancer Leaders' Summit in virtual format took place over two days filled with inspiring presentations and expert discussions on equity and innovation in cancer care in the wake of a pandemic.
Two participants from the Belgium/Netherlands and UK/Ireland teams share their motivation for this year’s edition of the C2C4C ride, organised by Bristol Myer Squibb, which generated nearly USD 600,000 in donations.
More than a quarter of applications reviewed for the 2021 update of the WHO Essential Medicines List (EML) were for cancer. Inclusion of a medicine is a crucial first step towards greater equity in access.
Marking the International Day of Older Persons this 1 October, UICC explores in a report and Virtual Dialogue some of the barriers to accessing care faced by older adults with cancer and how their specific needs can be addressed.
Drawing on the learnings of the COVID-19 pandemic and the power of modifying behaviour to promote health, Swiss Re's Global Chief Medical Officer, John Schoonbee, discusses the role of lifestyle choices in preventing cancer.
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.