UICC Newsletter - August 2020


UICC Newsletter August 2020

A historic milestone in the global movement to eliminate cervical cancer


The adoption of WHO’s Global Strategy will help save millions of lives from a preventable cancer. UICC is providing members with resources to communicate effectively on this unprecedented global commitment.

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Older adult - cancer care

Cancer care for older adults during COVID-19

Experts at a Virtual Dialogue hosted by UICC in partnership with Sanofi weighed in on the inequities and bias faced by older cancer patients and on their cumulative risks for COVID-19.
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Indigenous peoples

Inequity in cancer care for Indigenous Peoples

Significant disparities in cancer care exist for Indigenous Peoples across the world, requiring targeted and tailored outreach to close the equity gap.
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Take action

UICC awards nominations

Nominations for the UICC Awards still open until 31st August

While the coronavirus pandemic has forced us to call off most UICC Awards along with the World Cancer Congress, we are maintaining Best CEO and Best World Cancer Day Spirit awards, to recognise incredible achievements in these two areas.
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Donate now! A campaign to raise funds for the victims of the explosion

The Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon has launched a fundraising campaign with Global Citizen, Red Cross Lebanon, the UN World Food Programme and the CEO of XO, Wassim Slaiby.
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Capacity Building

Women boxing - project ECHO

Project ECHO® on breast cancer control: Call for applications still open

The call for applications to participate in a Project ECHO® breast cancer control course is open till 28th August. This course is delivered in partnership with the NCI Center for Global Health and the Breast Health Global Initiative.
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Sparc grantees

Update on SPARC grantees: Addressing metastatic breast cancer (MBC) in the time of the coronavirus pandemic

The organisations who were awarded UICC-Pfizer SPARC grants last year have adapted to COVID-19 by offering virtual support groups, home visits and a radio drama series.
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New Members’ Corner 

Our Members’ Corner now comes in a new look and feel. Here you can find the latest news from our members, useful resources, training opportunities and ways to support the global cancer community. Read more

Getting through COVID-19: innovating and collaborating like never before

Michael Oberreiter, Global Head of Access at Roche, reflects on the innovative solutions that have come out of the coronavirus pandemic and how they could make a positive impact on the lives of cancer patients going forward. Read more


Resources & Inspiration

UICC 2019 Annual Report

UICC 2019 Annual Report

2019 was a year of remarkable progress and impact for UICC, which saw deepened relationships with our partners and continued growth of a thriving membership. Read more

Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance and its impact on cancer care

The growing cancer burden, in combination with the increasing threat of AMR, is a global public health issue that needs to be addressed urgently. Read more



Upcoming events

UICC’s virtual General Assembly

At UICC’s upcoming virtual General Assembly on 6th October, full members will be voting for the new Board of Directors. The full list of candidates and their profiles can be found here. All UICC member organisations are invited to attend. More information will be shared in due time.

WCD Facebook Live

World Cancer Day 2021 officially launches

Join the UICC team with special guests on Facebook Live this 22nd September as we prepare for the final year of the World Cancer Day ‘I Am and I Will’ campaign. Hear from the team behind the day as well as members and partners as we dive into the 2021 campaign, share ideas and inspiration and personally answer all your questions. Watch on 22nd September

Team up for World Cancer Research Day

Raise awareness of the importance of cancer research on World Cancer Research Day, this 24th September. Under this year’s theme of TEAM UP FOR CANCER RESEARCH, researchers from around the world will show how they are working together to continue to innovate and save lives despite the distance that separates them. Read more




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