The 2018 Congress sponsorÂ will held a series of sessions and activities at this year's conference, playing their part in increasing theÂ delegatesÂ learning and networking experiences in Kuala Lumpur.
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC)
UICC Member and Partner
Sharing Canadaâ€™s 10-years of progress with the global cancer community
Evidence shows that countries with a national cancer strategy are more successful in making progress in cancer control. More than a decade ago, the Canadian cancer community came together to create one of the first such strategies. The Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control set out three ambitious 30-years goals: that fewer Canadians develop cancer, fewer die from cancer, and those affected by cancer have a better quality of life.
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer was created in 2006 to move the Strategy into action, working with partners throughout the system to implement it and measuring its progress. To do this, we created a network model that established collaborative relationships with the provinces and territories, non-governmental organizations, researchers, health professionals and many others.
At the 2018 World Cancer Congress, we will present abstracts and participate in panels to share lessons learned, highlight accomplishments, and point to the work still to be done to achieve our 30-year goals. This includes leading two sessions with international colleagues, one focusing on how to overcome barriers to implement colorectal cancer screening in different jurisdictional settings, and one looking at why adolescents and young adults with cancer need our attention. We also hope to solicit international advice on how we can refresh our national strategy.
We look forward to learning about the advances in cancer control that will be presented at the World Cancer Congress, contributing to the momentum of shared successes and discussing innovative ways to meet the challenges ahead.
Please view the sessions that involve the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer within the main programme.
2018 Congress Gold Sponsor
The C3 Prize Challenge -Â do you have a passion for healthcare innovation and have an idea that may improve cancer care in low-and middle-income countries?Â
If so, we want to hear from you! The Astellas Oncology C3 PrizeÂ® is a global challenge aimed at inspiring novel non-treatment ideas that may improve cancer care for patients and their loved ones. Launched in 2016, this yearâ€™s challenge will focus on solutions for cancer care in low-and middle-income countries, which bear a disproportionate burden of the global cancer epidemic.
The Astellas Oncology C3 Prize will award three prizes totaling $100,000 USD (one $50,000 USD and two $25,000 USD grants). In addition to the prize money, winners will receive a one-year â€śnights and weekendsâ€ť membership to MATTER to help bring their ideas to life.
Applications are being accepted now through July 25, 2018 at www.C3Prize.com.
UICC and the 2018 World Cancer Congress are delighted to partner with Astellas in inviting innovators like you who want to improve cancer care to propose ideas that address specific challenges encountered in low-and middle income countries within the following three categories: support tools, educational tools and technology.
Three category winners will be flown to Kuala Lumpur to present their ideas to a live panel of judges at the UICC World Cancer Congress on October 3, 2018.Â
According to the 2017 Astellas Oncology C3 Grand Prize winner, HernĂ˘ni Oliveira, University of Porto, Portugal: "With the Astellas Oncology C3Â Prize, we have been able to quickly move our idea from concept to reality, and fulfill our goal of helping families facing cancer better adapt to their new reality. I encourage anyone with an innovative idea that could help change cancer care to apply to this challenge. The entire experience is beyond rewarding.â€ť
More information about the awards and submission criteria can be found at:Â www.C3Prize.com. Please share this information with your colleagues, friends and family â€“ anyone who may have the next winning idea!
See terms and conditions at www.c3prize.com for full challenge rules and eligibility. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. No entries after July 25, 2018 at 11:59pm CST. http://www.c3prize.com/SubmissionGuidelines.aspx#terms-and-conditions