Driving global impact

UICC aims to advance cancer control on a large scale to improve the lives of millions of people across the world

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UICC engages governments, United Nations agencies, its member organisations, civil society and other stakeholders to achieve the implementation of targeted global cancer and non-communicable disease (NCD) commitments.

It supports countries in developing and implementing a national cancer control plan (NCCP) and aims to see national health investments in cancer control and other NCDs increase over time.

Finally, UICC advocates at the international level to ensure that global leaders remain focused on cancer as priority on the health agenda.

Prof. Jeff Dunn, President of UICC 2022-2024, speaking at the World Cancer Leaders' Summit 2023 in Long Beach, CA, United States in November 2023.

Political will and a national strategy that prioritises targeted investments in cancer control as well as action at the international level can reduce the global cancer burden. 

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Woman holding a publication open with the title "How do we think the governments should respond?"

In 2020, an estimated 19.3 million people were newly diagnosed with cancer. It is expected that by 2030, this number will rise to 21.6 million. This alarming trend can be reversed with strong action at global and national levels. 

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Patient receiving chemotherapy in Kenya

A comprehensive plan is a prerequisite for effective and efficient action on health nationally. There are two key areas where UICC is helping advance discussions and action on cancer control planning.

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Anil D'Cruz, now UICC's Immediate-Past-President launching the ATOM Coalition in May 2022

UICC is a founding member of the NCD Alliance, the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer and the International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP). UICC established the City Cancer Challenge Foundation in January 2019 and the Access to Oncology Medicines (ATOM) Coalition in 2022.

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ATOM coalition

The ATOM Coalition will build on UICC’s network of member organisations in selected countries as well as on the range of global and country-level public and private sector partners with expertise in implementing cancer-focused access programmes.

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Young Leader at workshop

The Young Leaders programme is a unique opportunity to be part of a global network of inspiring and ambitious young leaders in cancer control.

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Last update

Thursday 04 May 2023

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