UICC Newsletter September 2021

Improving the chances of cure for childhood cancer in Brazil


Childhood cancer mortality in Brazil has stagnated at a high level of about 42% since 2000. Marking Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this past September, Roberta Costa Marques writes about how UICC member organisation Instituto Desiderata is mobilising networks to overcome the huge disparities in access to treatment. 
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The smokescreen of the tobacco industry's use of science

Tobacco industry claims that it is moving away from harmful smoke products and investing in health care are undermined by conflicts of interest and the manipulation of information and science. Read more

News Cancer & COVID disruptions in India 

Cancer care in India showed remarkable resilience during its headline-making second wave of COVID-19 in April-May 2021, thanks to lessons learned from 2020, resulting in far fewer disruptions. 
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Take action

Raise awareness this Pink October on breast cancer control 

Breast cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide, with significant disparities in survival rates between high and lower-income countries. To learn more about breast cancer control and take action, check out UICC’s content hub.

In conversation

Translating research into policy and action

Dr Cary Adams and Dr Rifat Atun talk about the importance of investing in health systems and how research and knowledge must offer pragmatic policies to benefit people living with cancer and societies around the world.
Watch the conversation here


Members' Corner

This month in the Members' Corner, find out more about how UICC Members marked Gold September – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month –, discover upcoming opportunities and get to know new organisations joining our community. 
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Cancer research works: improving cancer patients’ survival worldwide

Prof. Anil D’Cruz, President of UICC, participated in an International Virtual Event chaired by Queen Letizia of Spain, marking World Cancer Research Day on 24 September looking at mobilising resources and building partnerships to drive change in cancer care through research. 
Access to the webinar here



Accessing life-saving radiotherapy  

Learn more about the barriers and collaborative solutions to providing radiotherapy. Watch the conversation here

Health equity in breast cancer care

This interactive discussion led by UICC partner, GE Healthcare, looks at pursuing health equity in breast cancer care.
Watch the conversation here


Upcoming events

2021 Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Control Awards 

This prestigious recognition celebrates the outstanding work of individuals whose efforts have contributed to advancing cancer care and control. The award recipients for the two categories for policymakers and civil society will be announced at the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit. Discover the nominees

30 September: Patient-centred cancer care at every age

With a special focus on older adults, this Virtual Dialogue will explore what role countries, institutions and the cancer and NCD communities can play in delivering patient-centred cancer care at all ages. Register here


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