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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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30 June 2017
  • Capacity building
  • Members
  • Partners

Cancer Research UK reopens its £20 million Grand Challenge for application

Following the investment of over £70 million in four global teams in 2016, Cancer Research UK (CRUK) is now accepting applications through Oct. 12. for multidisciplinary teams willing to take on eight challenges identified as toughest in the cancer fight.

The 2016 Annual Report was developed with digital consumption in mind
1 June 2017
  • Convening
  • Capacity building
  • Advocacy

Annual Report now available

We are pleased to share the 2016 UICC Annual Report – a wonderful snapshot of another year of progress for UICC and its community of members and partners.

UICC Young Leaders
12 May 2017
  • Capacity building

Call for applications open for UICC's Young Leaders Programme

UICC aims to nurture aspiring young cancer control professionals to become successful leaders in cancer control and the wider global health community.

Women in pink
3 May 2017
  • Capacity building
  • Partners

83 cancer organisations apply for SPARC grants

The second phase of UICC’s advanced breast cancer initiative, launched in partnership with Pfizer, has kicked off with overwhelming interest.

2015 SPARC awardees at the 2016 World Cancer Congress
12 April 2017
  • Capacity building
  • Partners

One Week to Go: Apply Now for a SPARC MBC Challenge Grant

There is just 1 week left to apply for a SPARC Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge grant to address the unique challenges of advanced breast cancer.

2015 SPARC awardees at the 2016 World Cancer Congress
6 March 2017
  • Capacity building
  • Partners

UICC and Pfizer announce the next phase of the SPARC grants initiative

Pfizer commits funding to continue SPARC MBC Challenge grants partnership with UICC - supporting breast cancer patients - bringing total funding to more than $1.3 Million (USD).