UICC works to unite the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda.
Founded in 1933 and based in Geneva, Switzerland, UICC’s growing membership of over 800 organisations across 155 countries features the world’s major cancer societies, ministries of health, research institutes and patient groups. Together with its members, key partners, the World Health Organization, World Economic Forum and others, UICC is tackling the growing cancer crisis on a global scale.
UICC is committed to delivering the targets of the World Cancer Declaration through strategic partnerships involving members and other institutions interested in fighting cancer. Together we aim to save millions of lives by focusing on what needs to be done by taking the lead in:
• Convening the global cancer control community
• Advocacy and putting cancer on the global health and development agenda
• Coordinating high-impact global programmes including in the areas of: cancer registration, access to pain relief, women’s cancers, training and education, and childhood cancer