"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."
During his tenure as UICC President, Prof. Jeff Dunn AO aims to connect with global health leaders and advance UICC’s core priorities to improve the quality of life of people living with cancer around the world.
At today’s General Assembly, UICC full members welcomed the new President, Prof. Jeff Dunn AO, and voted for the 2022-2024 Board of Directors, including the new President-elect, Ulrika Årehed Kågström.
Prof. Anil D’Cruz presided during two unique years in UICC’s history, as the world was gripped by a global pandemic, in-person meetings were cancelled and the cancer community showed extraordinary courage and resilience.
In this post, Michelle Garsha details efforts by Hologic, a UICC partner to improving women’s health and well-being through health partnerships and the early detection and treatment of cervical 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.
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.
Building on innovations implemented during the pandemic, Icon Group is looking to share its experiences and expertise with other health professionals around the world through a UICC Virtual Fellowship.