UICC monthly news June 2021

Effective cancer control and Universal Health Coverage go hand-in-hand

Five million cancer-related deaths in 2020 might have been avoided with easier and more timely access to health services. In an opinion piece for Project Syndicate, UICC President Prof. Anil D’Cruz explains what actions can be taken to overcome inequities in health care and save lives.
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Cancer care in zones of unrest: the challenge of survival for organisations in Lebanon

In a series of four articles, UICC is reaching out to members in zones of unrest to highlight the unthinkable challenges they face over and above those usually encountered by cancer organisations providing services in low-resourced settings. Read more

A tweet, 65 NGOs and the birth of the #ElCáncerEnLaAgenda initiative

Kenji Lopez, President of Cancer Warriors Mexico and member of the UICC Board of Directors, writes about the campaign he created with his team that made cancer control a centerpiece of the country's recent elections. 
How a Tweet turned into an initiative

Capacity Building

The importance of good governance

In the second exchange in UICC's In Conversation series, Dr Cary Adams and Prof. Sanchia Aranda of City Cancer Challenge Foundation (C/Can) draw on their experiences to illustrate how different organisations require different governance frameworks to successfully carry out their missions. Watch the conversation



UICC members and Past President recognised for their work in tobacco control

HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, Dr Tania Cavalcante of INCA, Brazil as well as two UICC member organisations from Samoa and Spain were among the recipients of WHO’s World No Tobacco Day Awards 2021. Read more

Members' Corner

This month in the Members' Corner, take action on cervical cancer, register for the Southeast Asia Breast Cancer Symposium (SEABCS) 2021, and get to know two of our new members. Read more

Surviving cancer is a lifelong experience

Three women from UICC member organisations speak about their experience with cancer and how it led to improving cancer support services in their country. Read more




NCCK: 20 years of advancing cancer care in the Republic of Korea

On 18th June, the National Cancer Center of Korea (NCCK) celebrated 20 years of commitment to cancer control in the Republic of Korea and to international collaboration. Interview with Dr Hong Gwan Seo, President of NCCK. Read more


The 7th edition of the UICC TNM Atlas – a pictorial guide to the TNM staging system

The 7th edition of the UICC TNM Atlas, released in June, presents an illustrated version of the TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours and promotes the uniform application of the TNM classification in cancer practice. Read more

The 74th World Health Assembly focuses on resilience and equity

At this year’s virtual WHA, participants tackled issues related to equitable access to medicines, social determinants of health and antimicrobial resistanceRead more


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