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Developing capacity building initiatives to strengthen the cancer community
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UICC has more than 50 years of experience in providing training and capacity building across the field of cancer control.

In promoting greater equity in cancer control, UICC is striving to:

  • Support organisations in doing a better job tomorrow than they do today
  • Increase members’ impact by scaling up their relevance, reach, and sustainability in their own settings, taking into account that each member is unique 

"I am so grateful for this course and addressing these issues and functionality in a way that is informative and also dispels the beliefs and taboo language and process around sexuality. So good to openly discuss and have good questions to ask. Thank you to the team who put this together and to the lecturers who gave their time and experience - such a well rounded course"

Participant from Master Course on 'Sexuality Issues in Cancer Care'

“UICC has pioneered the development of a tailor-made programme to support CEOs of cancer organisations in their leadership role and to help them address today’s challenges in the rapidly changing environment of cancer control. As a CEO myself, I was excited to experience these opportunities to mingle with peers, exchange thoughts and views, and hear about best practice case studies. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to attend the sessions and meet other CEOs in the cancer field.” 

Maria Jocelyn Kara Alikpala, Chief Executive Officer
Chris Wild, Director of IARC speaking at the 2016 WCLS

"Being a UICC fellow is an outstanding opportunity to sharpen skills across different areas of cancer research and receive exceptional training to become a leader in the field of cancer control. It is also a valuable route to furthering career development, adding value to the work of one’s home institution and expanding professional networks."

Christopher P. Wild, PhD, ICRETT Fellow 1984 and 1992 and Director
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Latest capacity building news
2015 SPARC MBC Challenge awardees
13 October 2017
  • Capacity building
  • Members
  • Partners

UICC and Pfizer award new round of grants totalling US$500,000 to organisations in 19 countries to address the needs of metastatic breast cancer patients worldwide

Grants represent next phase of SPARC MBC Challenge, a first-of-its-kind initiative launched in 2015. Awardees of this second phase will benefit from mentorship and best practice sharing from previous grantees.

26 September 2017
  • Capacity building
  • Members
  • Networks

UICC selects awardees of the 2017 Young Leaders Programme

UICC is delighted to announce seven awardees representing the new cohort of its Young Leaders Programme. The programme aims to facilitate opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, for networking and connecting with experienced leaders, and the chance to engage and participate in recognised international events.

25 September 2017
  • Capacity building

New African Cancer Fellowship Launched

Enabling health care workers to improve cancer outcomes in Africa

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15 September 2017
  • Capacity building
  • Members

Apply for a research grant

UICC's Vanguard Partner, World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF International) has launched a new grant cycle.

YY study grants
12 September 2017
  • Capacity building

Awardees of the Spring selection of YY Study Grants

UICC and the JAPAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE for UICC are pleased to announce 4 Awardees of the 2017 Spring Selection of Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer Study Grants (YY).

YY study grants
10 August 2017
  • Capacity building

YY study grant call for proposals: deadline 15 October 2017

The 3 month YY Study Grants provide a unique opportunity to pursue a research collaboration abroad. 

The application closing date is 15 October 2017.