In this month's newsletter, find out about UICC's new campaign "Together for Action", the results from World Cancer Day 2014 and read the latest news on UICC's Advocacy work.

UICC Member Newsletter - Feb 2014

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'Together for Action' - UICC's new campaign: Be a part of it

To mark World Cancer Day on 4 February, UICC publicly launched its new three-year campaign 'Together For Action' - which requires a total project funding goal of $20 million. The first phase of the campaign will coincide with the 2014 World Cancer Congress in Melbourne and a funding goal of $7million.

UICC has already secured funds totalling $3.5 million, benefitting from the tremendous support of almost all UICC’s partners so far.

We thank our leading members the World Cancer Research Fund International, the Dutch Cancer Society, the Swiss Cancer League, the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute and many others, as well as our long-time partners Varian, Sanofi, Roche, Pfizer, Elekta – to name a few – which stepped in to join our new campaign, demonstrating a fantastic commitment and ongoing endeavour to help us transform the way cancer is viewed around the world. We are also delighted to welcome new partners of choice - the Friends of Cancer Patients, the Cancer Society of Finland, the MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Würth and BUPA.

Whilst UICC’s first campaign Together We Are Stronger successfully supported the cancer community to present a united front to governments and ensured cancer and the other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) gain greater priority in the highest political sphere, Together For Action has the ambition to accelerate the pace of change as stressed by Cary Adams, UICC’s CEO, in this video.

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Advocacy

Learn more about the recent palliative care resolution approved by the Executive Board of the WHO through an interview with Stephen R Connor, PhD, Senior Fellow, Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance, Co-Editor of the Global Atlas of Palliative Care at the End of Life.

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World Cancer Day 2014 - We all joined forces to 'Debunk cancer myths'

Find out what where the results from World Cancer Day 2014 - we share some of the topline figures that has confirmed that World Cancer Day 2014 was bigger and better than ever!

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Building advocacy capacity: opportunity for members

Throughout 2014 we hope to partner with other UICC members to facilitate a series of fellowship/internship opportunities on specific topics.

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World Cancer Congress

Have you registered for the 2014 World Cancer Congress yet? Over 100 UICC Members Organisations have already signed up. You can’t miss out - REGISTER NOW.

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Members' Corner

More than 800 UICC members. Find out who are the new members who have joined UICC and more. 

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