UICC Newsletter November 2021

World Cancer Day 2022: “Close the care gap” campaign off to a great start

UICC launched, in an innovative morning show style, the new campaign for World Cancer Day on building more equitable access to cancer care for all. Check out the recording of the Facebook Live and read more about the launch on our website.
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UICC engaged in supporting cervical cancer elimination in LMICs 

This article looks at the current situation one year after the launch of the Global Strategy and what actions UICC is taking to support its members. Read more

In Conversation: The importance of antibiotics for people with cancer  

Dr Manica Balasegaram of GARDP analyses what actions can be taken to protect cancer patients from the growing resistance of microbes to the drugs designed to kill them. Read more


Take Action


2022 World Cancer Congress: Call for sessions – ends 30 November

Last call for session proposals – UICC is calling for evidence-based session proposals that are innovative, challenge current approaches or represent emerging good practices in cancer control. Submit your session proposal.

JCO Global Oncology Collection: Call for papers - ends 3 December 

UICC is calling for original reports, review articles and commentaries on driving innovation to advance cancer control equitably. Find out more about the submission guidelines




Members' Corner highlights

This month in the Members' Corner, meet the new members who joined our network, discover upcoming opportunities and, most importantly, don’t forget to sign up to one of the three "21 Days to Impact Challenges" to raise awareness about inequities in accessing cancer services. Read more

New research set to improve the lives of prostate cancer survivors

Prof. Jeff Dunn, President-elect of UICC, has been awarded a substantial grant to conduct a world-first trial of a new survivorship care model for prostate cancer patients. Read more

Cervical cancer elimination: SUCCESS focusing on secondary prevention

Dr Lisa Huang of Expertise France, writes about how SUCCESS is deploying innovative and sustainable solutions in four target countries to reduce the unnecessary burden of cervical cancer. Read more



Summary of the World Cancer Leaders' Summit 2021 

Two days filled with inspiring presentations and expert discussions on equity and innovation in cancer care in the wake of a pandemic… Read the report here

Reporting back on WHO FCTC COP9 and MOP2  

Progress has been made to advance the global tobacco control agenda despite the exceptional circumstances. Read more



Revolution Watch – The pink project

A charity auction of bespoke watches organised to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month raised an impressive USD 525,000. UICC has been selected as the charity partner of the auction. Read more

Disruption in Cancer Care: Good or Bad… What’s next? 

Danny Milner looks at what recent innovations in cancer care mean for oncology, the cancer patient journey and for making care available to otherwise hard-to-reach populations. Read more



Upcoming events


Special Focus Dialogue

Improving patients' nutritional, physical and psychological well-being as early as possible following a cancer diagnosis can maximise health outcomes. In this Special Focus Dialogue, experts will discuss how prehabilitation can improve cancer patients' resilience and response to treatment. Read more