"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."
A person’s socioeconomic circumstances can impact their risk of cancer, chances of survival and quality of life. Resulting inequities in health must be addressed so that everyone can attain the highest possible standard of health.
In vitro diagnostics offer the opportunity to detect cancer early, for more effective and timely treatment. These quality-assured diagnostics must be available to all those who need them, including in LMICs for a “fairer, healthier world”.
UICC and its members have begun working with WHO, government agencies and civil society partners to meet the challenge of implementing the Global Strategy to eliminate cervical cancer in their own countries.
The Middleton Scholarship offers unique networking opportunities and an international platform to advance professional skills. In her scholarship year, Ms Montgomerie aims to focus on the issue of inequity in cancer care.
This International Women’s Day on 8th March, WHO builds on the momentum generated by the cervical cancer elimination strategy with a new initiative on breast cancer, an action supported by UICC’s own investment in women cancers.
UICC will be streaming live a host of inspiring and educational events on World Cancer Day, including exchanges with experts and people living with cancer, a yoga session, book readings and musical performances.