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UICC Newsletter September 2022

Secure your attendance at the World Cancer Congress 2022 

Register for one of the remaining spots or attend on line to connect with some 1,500 scientists, medical specialists, NGO and civil society representatives, Ministers of Health expected to attend. Sessions encompass breakthroughs in cancer care and early detection, tobacco control, progress in Universal Health Coverage, the impact of COVID-19, antimicrobial resistance, access to medicines and more. 

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UICC awards 15 new grants to improve early detection of breast cancer

With Breast Cancer Awareness Month right around the corner, UICC announces the launch of 15 new projects in breast cancer control, a Virtual Dialogue on metastatic breast cancer and a Master course supporting the planning and implementation of projects in breast cancer control. 
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World Cancer Research Day: improve equity in cancer research 

Celebrated on 24 September, World Cancer Research Day focuses on ensuring everyone has equal opportunities to engage in and benefit from research, and ultimately reducing disparities in cancer survival rates. The theme of this year’s campaign was: “Cancer Research Works: Driving Progress Together.” 
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Discover how UICC and its members are engaging with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and get involved. You can find ready-made social media messages, banners and videos on our website.

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Capacity Building

Applications open for UICC’s Digital leadership programme 

Become an expert digital storyteller, grow your online audiences and raise funds through digital campaigns. Apply now to take part in a new six-month training programme offered by UICC in partnership with Lightful. Up to 20 fully paid places are available for UICC members. Applications close on 23 October. 
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UICC eLearning: two new courses on offer 

Applications are now open for two new courses running on the UICC eLearning platform this November. ‘Ageing and cancer – facts, care models and policies’ and ‘Good practices in breast cancer projects’ will offer practical advice and tools distilled into short online learning formats. Ideal for those wishing to upskill. 


Let’s Talk Cancer podcast

Let’s Talk Cancer: Caring for older adults 

In this podcast, Dr Enrique Soto, medical oncologist at the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition in Mexico, talks about the need for more patient-centred care and geriatric oncology expertise, and the misconceptions that often surround what is considered a “niche” topic but concerns more than half of all cancer patients. 
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Let’s Talk Cancer: Preventing children from dying unnecessarily from cancer

In this podcast, Cary Adams, CEO of UICC, speaks with Richard Shadyac, CEO of the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC) about the underlying challenges with childhood cancer and the actions being taken to overcome them.
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Members’ Corner

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – find out what the cancer community is up to! Moreover, the 2022 WCC is only a few weeks away, so don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Regional Meetings organised by UICC.
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UICC’s General Assembly 2022

The General Assembly is UICC’s supreme governing body and will be held on 11th October 2022. It is open to all UICC members, presentations will start at 14h00 CET.  Full members will vote on UICC’s next President-elect and Board of Directors. Read more



Towards fairer access to cancer care for older adults 

Through its partnership with Sanofi on Cancer and Ageing, UICC supported five member organisations in its Cancer Advocates programme working to improve access to early detection, diagnosis, multimodal treatment and supportive care for older adults with cancer.
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Nursing older patients with cancer 

Erin McLennan at ICON group explains how education and advocacy are two areas where nurses can help improve cancer care for older adults, and the importance of listening to their experiences and needs.
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Investing in cervical cancer elimination to transform women’s health globally 

Michelle Garsha, President of Diagnostic Solutions at Hologic, a new UICC partner, writes about how the elimination of cervical cancer requires coordinated efforts and strong partnerships. Read more 

The future of cancer care and the importance of partnerships

Dr Cary Adams, CEO of UICC, speaks with Teresa Graham, Head of Global Product Strategy at Roche, about the importance of partnerships to address complex challenges in cancer care. UICC is proud to have Roche as a Platinum sponsor for the World Cancer Congress 2022. 
Watch the conversation 


Upcoming events

The Economist Events

8 -9 November 2022, Brussels: More than 90 speakers will explore best-practice solutions to improving care and patient outcomes, aligned with the EU Beating Cancer Plan.
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15 – 17 November 2022, Singapore: The 3rd annual Future of Healthcare Week aims to make progress towards a sustainable, unified healthcare system for all.
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Upcoming Virtual Dialogues 

In the upcoming Virtual Dialogue ‘Closing the care gap in metastatic breast cancer’ you will hear about a number of proposed actions for change to improve and extend the lives of people living with advanced breast cancer in all countries worldwide.
Sign up for the Virtual Dialogue



Women’s cancer in francophone Africa report workshop 

UICC organised this summer a Regional Dialogue to support the work of governments and civil society to improve the prevention and treatment of women’s cancers in Francophone Africa, with over 60 participants from 12 French-speaking African countries.
Read the report


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