McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer

The McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer is the only centre of its kind in the world advancing law to prevent cancer and to protect people affected by it.

people gathering at 2014 World Cancer Congress – Melbourne, Australia

Through world-leading research and training programs, McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer empowers individuals, organisations and governments to use law as an effective tool to prevent cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and to advance equitable health care for all people.

Founded in 2012, the McCabe Centre is a joint initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and Cancer Council based in Melbourne, Australia with Regional Coordinators in the Pacific, Asia and Africa.

The McCabe Centre is also a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Law and Non-Communicable Diseases, and the Knowledge Hub for legal challenges to implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Download the McCabe Centre Strategic Plan 2018-2022

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A brand new look for the McCabe Centre for law & cancer

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UICC’s partner McCabe Centre designated as WHO Collaborating Centre

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Canadian Partnership Against Cancer - building

City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) was launched by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) at the 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos.

Audience listening to a conference

The International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP), formed in November 2012, is a group of organisations engaged in supporting country cancer control planning efforts. 

People speaking at a NCD Alliance stand

The Non-communicable Disease (NCD) Alliance is a civil society network uniting 2,000 federation associations, civil society organisations, scientific and professional associations, academic and research institutions to improve NCD prevention and control worldwide.

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Tuesday 07 May 2024

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