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    New research findings on liver cancer published

    World Cancer Research Fund International has published its global research into liver cancer and lifestyle factors, which finds strong evidence that consuming approximately three or more alcoholic drinks a day causes liver cancer. The finding provides the clearest indication to date of how many drinks actually cause the disease.

    Published as part of World Cancer Research Fund International’s Continuous Update Project – its ongoing programme to analyse global research on how diet, nutrition, physical activity and weight...

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    McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer

    The McCabe Centre's most recent 3-week intensive legal training course, which ran in February-March, was featured in an Australian radio programme, The Law Report. You can listen to the programme online.

    The 30 minute in-depth piece covers the training programme, the legal challenges to Australia's tobacco plain packaging, and includes fantastic interviews with course participants Amit Yadav (India...

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    2014 Annual Activity Report

    It is with great pleasure that we share with you UICC's 2014's Annual Activity Report, highlighting some of the great projects and achievements of UICC and our members and partners.

    It has been a splendid year which concluded with an excellent week in Melbourne, Australia in December. I believe that the 2014 World Cancer Congress was an exceptional event and I was delighted to...

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    Launch of Tobacco Atlas, 5th Edition

    The World Lung Foundation and American Cancer Society launched the Tobacco Atlas, 5th Edition at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health 17-21 March 2015.  

    Global  and  country-level  data  contained  within  the  Atlas are gathered  from  multiple  sources  presenting  the  best  and  most  recent  evidence of the scale of the tobacco epidemic and...

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    Nguyen Khanh Thuong - Founder of Breast Cancer Network VietNam has passed away

    Mrs Nguyen, also known as Mrs Thuong Nguyen Sobey, died on Tuesday morning at the age of 32 after a three-year battle with breast cancer.

    Thuong, founded Breast Cancer Network VietNam in March 2013, which later became a UICC Member Organisation. She took part in the 2014 World Cancer Congress in Melbourne and took this opportunity to...

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    Zambia’s zeal for Cancer Care: UICC and MD Anderson held an in-country workshop

    In the first week of March, UICC, in partnership with the Ministry of Health’s Cancer Diseases Hospital and the MD Anderson Cancer Center, held Zambia’s first in-country oncology workshop in Lusaka.

    The workshop brought together 15 international and 30 local participants with the common goal of advancing cancer care in Zambia.  The focus was to conduct a training needs-assessment while offering...

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    World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) begins tomorrow in Abu Dhabi

    The WCTOH is a five-day scientific conference presenting the latest developments in tobacco control and global efforts to reduce tobacco use in all its forms.

    The 16th edition of the WCTOH is about to kick off tomorrow in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and features a host of high profile speakers, such as Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired, from the...

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    UICC intervention at Commission on Narcotic Drugs on availability of morphine for cancer pain relief

    Vienna, Austria, 13 March 2015 - UICC has today delivered a statment at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) which is currently taking place at the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

    Taking place annually, this year's CND is a particularly important meeting as Member States are discussing preparations for the UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS) ...

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    Passing of Sue Janse van Rensburg

    13 March 2015 – UICC is saddened to learn of the passing of Sue Janse van Rensburg, who worked in close collaboration with us to deliver an outstanding World Cancer Leaders' Summit in Cape Town in November 2013 when she was CEO of the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA). 

    The organisations's Acting CEO, Elize Joubert, has made a statement on behalf of all CANSA Staff & Volunteers: “It is with great sadness that we have received word of previous CANSA CEO, Sue...

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    World Awareness Days 2015: what are your plans?

    Members around the world mark key World Awareness Days throughout the year and UICC would like to support them by promoting their activities on our social media platforms!

    It is important to mobilise our existing network to raise the attention on the critical issues that have an impact on the global development agenda. Together, we are stronger so take advantage of the...