UICC Newsletter October 2022
UICC closes a successful World Cancer Congress 2022
Three days of stimulating discussions, new and renewed connections and significant announcements marked World Cancer Congress 2022.
Participants from over 120 countries convened in Geneva or connected remotely to participate in a rich and inspiring programme.
The enthusiasm to meet again was palpable, showing how connected the cancer community has remained through these challenging times.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
On the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr Lydia Pace, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham And Women’s Hospital in Boston, USA, speaks about the global rise in breast cancer cases, the significant disparities in survival rates between income settings, promising innovations and male breast cancer.
Closing the care gap in breast cancer survival
Did you know… Men get breast cancer tooMen can also develop breast cancer and, while very rare, they often experience a lack of support and stigma. Cheri Ambrose, Founder and President, Male Breast Cancer Global Alliance, shares some facts and figures about breast cancer in men, and the particular challenges they face.
UICC welcomes its new President, President-elect and Board of Directors
At UICC’s General Assembly on 11 October, Prof. Jeff Dunn AO started his term as UICC President. UICC full members voted for Ulrika Årehed Kågström as President-elect and for a new Board of Directors. Read more
Prof. Anil D’Cruz looks back at his UICC Presidency
Prof. Anil D’Cruz presided during two unique years in UICC’s history, as the world was gripped by a global pandemic, in-person meetings were cancelled and the cancer community showed extraordinary courage and resilience. Read his blog
World Cancer Day 2023 Facebook Live Launch
As we head into the second year of the campaign, we celebrate progress and look to building stronger alliances and innovative new collaborations.
We invite you to join our Facebook Live to celebrate the kick-off of the World Cancer Day Campaign 2023. On this occasion, you’ll hear from the UICC team and UICC members on what year two is about, what to expect for the 4th of February and how to plan ahead for your World Cancer Day.
Join us on Wednesday, 2 November 2022, 9am CET and 6pm CET.
First ever voluntary license agreement for a cancer medicine
ATOM Coalition partners Medicines Patent Pool and Novartis announced on the last day of the World Cancer Congress an agreement for the first voluntary licensing of nilotinib, used to treat adults and children over the age of one suffering from chronic myeloid leukaemia.Read more
The cancer community has been busy with all the activities for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a very successful World Cancer Congress! November is the official kick-off month of the World Cancer Day 2023 campaign. Join us for inspiring sessions, tips and resources and to make the most out of your campaign. Read more
Winners of Best CEO and Best World Cancer Day Campaign AwardsExceptionally, the CEOs of three UICC member organisations were awarded “Best CEO”, each one providing a very different, but equally remarkable example of a leader’s response to crisis situations. The “Best World Cancer Day Campaign Award” recognised a particularly strong campaign aligned with the theme to improve equity in cancer care. Read more
AMR Control SupplementUICC launched at the World Cancer Congress a special supplement of AMR Control emphasising the impact of anti-microbial resistance on cancer care outcomes and exploring workable solutions. Written by over 50 experts, the supplement is an excellent reference for the cancer community and a key resource for advocacy efforts. Read the report
IJC research highlights key risks for breast cancerLower body weight and being physically active could reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer, according to research published in the International Journal of Cancer, a UICC publication.