Marking World Cancer Day on 4th February, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) gives voice and says thank you to the nurses, doctors, researchers, volunteers, advocates and other caregivers in oncology from around the world, as well as government agencies, who have worked these past 12 months through the COVID-19 pandemic.  

This page provides access to testimonials and stories relating the experiences of UICC's members and partners in pursing cancer care during COVID-19.

Learn more about cancer care in the time of COVID-19

The World Cancer Day theme “I Am and I Will” encapsulates the extraordinary spirit and the strength of the people working in the cancer community. 


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Stories on challenges, adaptations and innovations to cancer care




Anil D'Cruz


Regional responses

How did UICC's members and partners react to the current challenges facing a global pandemic? Read their stories in the selected blogs and news.


Latin America
Europe/North America



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The private sector mobilises for cancer care