Transfer of cancer control knowledge, skills and techniques through one month international visits
Application Deadline: 25th May 2023
About the Award: Some 10 million people die from cancer globally every year. The disease places an enormous burden on countries and communities. Cancer control aims to lessen this burden. It includes cancer prevention, early detection and diagnosis, treatment and palliative care.
Many cancers can be prevented by reducing the risk factors, or through vaccination and screening. Others can be detected and diagnosed early in their development, treated and cured. Even with more advanced cancers, pain can be eased, the progression of the cancer slowed, and patients and their families helped to cope.
Cancer control aims to reduce the incidence, morbidity and mortality of cancer and to improve the quality of life of cancer patients in a defined population, through the systematic implementation of evidence-based interventions for prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care.
Up to 10 participants will be selected to learn more about global cancer control and work on projects involving priority topics in cancer.
UICC is encouraging mid-career cancer control professionals, who have contributed to progress in cancer control in their country or region and are motivated to expand their influence to drive impact globally, to apply for the 2023-24 cycle of its Young Leaders programme.
Up to 10 participants will be selected to learn more about global cancer control, work on projects involving priority topics in cancer, and attend UICC’s two flagship international events: the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit and World Cancer Congress.
Eligibility: To be eligible to apply, you must be 40 years old or younger, able to communicate in English and have worked professionally in cancer control for at least 5 years.
To be Taken at (Country): Switzerland
Number of Awards: 10
Value of Award: Up to 10 participants will be selected to learn more about global cancer control and work on projects involving priority topics in cancer. 1 m
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