UICC Newsletter - March 2021


UICC Newsletter March 2021

Mobilising support to reduce inequities and improve outcomes in women’s cancers

UICC continues to drive efforts to address breast and cervical cancer to help reverse mortality trends and end inequities. Through knowledge sharing, fellowships and other opportunities in its Breast Cancer programme, UICC fully supports WHO’s latest initiative on breast cancer.

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Cervical cancer: speeding up action towards elimination

UICC is advocating for the early update of state or national cancer control plans and dedicated national strategies for cervical cancer elimination.

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Bringing together UICC regional communities in 2021

Leveraging its Virtual Dialogues platform, UICC will offer cancer communities the opportunity to discuss topics that are of particular relevance to their region and to share their experience with organisations in neighbouring countries.

Capacity Building

Fundraising strategies in challenging times – limited places for CEOs of UICC members

This exclusive opportunity, part of the UICC’s CEO Programme consists of three 90-minute online sessions on 5th May7th July and 1st September. Read more and express your interest now – Places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

Four cancer professionals receive YY Study Grants to further research

Recipients of last year’s call for Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International (YY) Study Grants come from Brazil, India and the US. They will be visiting research centres in the US, Japan and France for three months later this year. Read more

UICC Young Leaders 2021-2022: Call for applications

UICC seeks aspiring cancer control professionals with the potential to strengthen their leadership in global cancer control. Applications to join the 2021-2022 cohort of Young Leaders will be open from Thursday 25th March to Sunday 23rd May. Find out more and apply today

Last call to apply for a UICC Master course

Purpose-built to meet specific needs raised by UICC members, Master courses allow learners to explore a key subject at their own pace within a set timeframe. Applications for the next cycle of courses are open till Sunday 28th March. See what’s on offer and apply now




Members’ Corner

This month in the Members’ Corner, meet our new members from Bangladesh and Chile, register for two upcoming virtual events on cervical cancer, and don’t miss out on other opportunities and resources. 
All this and more here


Nutrition and cancer in children, teens and young adults: current understanding and future opportunities


Through this Special Focus Dialogue, UICC in collaboration with ICONIC will explore opportunities for collaboration on key priorities for research to improve care, promote responses to treatment, and improve long-term health after treatment in both HICs and LMICs. Register now



The role of in vitro diagnostics in early detection and treatment of cancer

In vitro diagnostics (IVDs) provide essential data for screening, diagnosis and treatment, and is vital for the early detection of cancer. In many LMICs, however, access to quality assured medical diagnostics is not a given.
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Some 10 million people die from cancer globally every year. Cancer control aims to lessen the burden this places on countries and communities. It includes cancer prevention, early detection and diagnosis, treatment and palliative care.
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Darien Montgomerie from Icon Cancer Centre awarded 2021 Middleton Scholarship

The Middleton Scholarship offers unique networking opportunities and an international platform to advance professional skills. In her scholarship year, Ms Montgomerie aims to focus on the issue of inequity in cancer care. Read more

UICC member organisations to advocate for improved cancer care for older patients

In partnership with Sanofi, UICC is offering five grants to member organisations in LMICs, as part of the Cancer Advocates programme, to strengthen advocacy efforts in the area of cancer and ageing. Read more




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