International Union Against Cancer


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International Union Against Cancer

 (UICC) (Fr. Union Internationale Contre le Cancer)
an international, non-governmental organization founded in 1933 addressing all aspects of cancer control. See cancer.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The International Union Against Cancer, the UICC, and RAYMOND WEIL, have decided to combine their efforts in the struggle against cancer.
Geneva: World Health Organization and International Union against Cancer, 2005: 1-24.
The global burden of cancer is not only increasing, but is shifting from developed to developing nations, according to information released at the International Union Against Cancer's 2006 World Cancer Congress in Washington, D.C., where the formal declaration was issued.
The early findings from both trials were presented at the International Union Against Cancer Conference.
Many international organisations hold awareness campaign and fundraising events on this day, he said and added that World Health Organization and International Union against Cancer are very active in this cause.
NACA will be among the 300 NGOs across the world, led by UICC (International Union Against Cancer) with the support of the World Health Organisation (WHO), who will be raising awareness on cancer prevention this year.
During this 4-year process, the Ophthalmic Oncology Task Force grew to include 45 eye cancer specialists from 10 countries (including 3 official International Union Against Cancer [UICC; L'Union Internationale Contre le Cancer] representatives) who worked together to define a comprehensive, anatomically based TNM (tumor-node-metastasis)-based staging system for eye cancer.
In their presentation at a 2002 congress of the International Union Against Cancer in Oslo, Norway, Avemar was linked to benefits in terms of progression-free survival in a group of postsurgical patients.
The initiative that actively involved children was part of an international campaign, A World Without Smoking, originating from The International Union against Cancer (UICC).
A meeting was held with the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) last spring to harmonize this change and other proposed changes to the TNM staging system for the 7th edition of the manual.
The new criteria-the first major revision since 1987-will be announced by the American Joint Committee on Cancer and the International Union Against Cancer this spring and implemented by institutions starting Jan.
It is led by the International Union Against Cancer, a global consortium of more than 350 cancer-fighting organizations in over 100 countries.

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