In November 2023, UICC will launch a call for grant applications to support implementation research projects for cancer prevention in Europe. Grants of up to 500,000 Euros will be made available for implementation research projects of up to two years in length. Projects supported must be collaborative in nature, including researchers and principal investigators from more than one EU Member State or associated country, with at least one of the countries involved to be the Netherlands, Sweden or Denmark.
The grants will support research into the effective implementation of evidence-based interventions for cancer prevention in Europe, in alignment with Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and Europe’s Mission on Cancer.
This call for grant applications forms part of the Reimagining Cancer Research in Europe initiative, which was developed in collaboration with UICC’s European members and represents a partnership between with UICC, the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF), the Swedish Cancer Society (Cancerfonden), the Danish Cancer Society and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
The initiative was officially launched at the World Cancer Congress in Geneva, Switzerland in October 2022, and responds to the identified need for further investment to leverage the potential of cancer prevention to reduce the growing burden of cancer in Europe, as highlighted in the recent Lancet Oncology Commission report ‘European Groundshot: addressing Europe's cancer research challenges’.
The initiative remains open to partners interested to contribute, for any questions or more information, please contact UICC to discuss by emailing email@example.com.
To support the scale-up of existing evidence-based interventions for cancer prevention into health system policies and practices in Europe, to reduce the burden of cancer.
The Dutch Cancer Society is a nation-wide organization for cancer control in the Netherlands. The society was funded in 1949 by Queen Wilhelmina. Her granddaughter, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix, is the current patron. The Dutch Cancer Society’s ideal world is one in which nobody dies from cancer ever again. We want fewer people to get cancer, more people to cure, and patients to have a better quality of life, during and after the disease. That’s why we fund and facilitate scientific research, influence policy, and share our knowledge about cancer and its treatment. To make this possible, we raise funds and establish links with other parties involved in cancer control, both here in the Netherlands and elsewhere. The Dutch Cancer Society is entirely dependent on community involvement and donations. Over 100.000 volunteers support the Dutch Cancer Society whether it comes to local or nation-wide fundraising, scientific or policy advice in several councils and committees. We can rely on nearly 1.500 local committees that organize fundraising activities e.g. our annual door-to-door campaign to raise funds for the fight against cancer. The Dutch Cancer Society is supported by over 1 million donors. The Dutch Cancer Society’s office is located in Amsterdam; our professional staff amounts to 198 staff members.
Founded in 1951 to support cancer research, the Swedish Cancer Society is an independent non-profit organization with the vision of finding cures for cancer. The overall aim of the Society is to achieve a higher survival rate and a reduction in the incidence of cancer. Their main task is to raise and distribute money for cancer research. As one of the largest financiers of cancer research in Sweden, the Swedish Cancer Society essentially acts as a national research council. Thanks to the organization’s extensive knowledge about cancer, the Swedish Cancer Society is also active in areas such as public opinion and spreading knowledge about cancer, as well as results of cancer research.
Danish Cancer Society aims to prevent the development of cancer, to improve patients' chances of successful recovery, to limit the physical, psychological and social side-effects of cancer.
The group`s main activities are within research, patient support and prevention. The society has recently begun to focus on wellness programs like: health, food, and biotech advances.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization. Its mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer control.
UICC has a long history of building capacity for cancer organisations globally through grant making.
As part of its Breast Cancer Programme, UICC has awarded 15 grants to UICC members to support evidence-based projects focused on improving the availability of and access to early detection of breast cancer.
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