Resources for breast cancer control

This page regroups resources on breast cancer control such as infographics, videos and articles.

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Breast cancer infographics

Breast cancer graph top cancer per country
Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2022, breast, females, all ages
Breast cancer mortality 2022

Breast cancer videos

Advocating for better breast cancer care in Brazil
Video: five ways to reduce breast cancer
 10 important facts about breast cancer

Breast cancer Virtual Dialogues

Virtual dialogue on World Cancer Day for breast cancer groups
Virtual Dialogue: Understanding early cancer screening vs. early cancer diagnosis
Virtual Dialogue: knowledge Summaries on Breast Cancer control

Key documents on breast cancer

KS Diagnosis Clinical Assesment
Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
Global Breast Cancer Initiative Implementation Framework cover
World Health Organization (WHO)
Wiley Oncology Portfolio: Breast Cancer Awareness

1 in 12 women are predicted to be diagnosed with #breastcancer in their lifetime. How will you help raise awareness this #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth? @uicc 

Source: IARC   

Every 50 seconds, somewhere in the world a woman dies from #breastcancer. Systematic improvements are needed in breast health promotion, early detection, timely diagnosis and treatment. @uicc  

Source: Globocan 

In 2022, there were an estimated 669,418 deaths from #breastcancer, with a disproportionate number of these deaths occurring in low-resource settings. Raise your voice this #breastcancer awareness month! @uicc 

Source: Globocan 

Did you know that breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer across the globe? Let's stand together and raise awareness. Our collective efforts can change the trajectory of this disease. #breastcancer @uicc  

Source: Globocan 

23% of breast cancer cases are preventable. Taking steps such as maintaining a healthy weight, limiting your alcohol intake and quitting smoking, can help reduce the risk. #breastcancer @uicc 

Source: CRUK  


Breast cancer is the most common cancer worldwide and the leading cause of cancer deaths among women. The goal: reduce breast cancer mortality by 2.5% per year.  


  • Diagnose breast cancer at an early stage 
  • Deliver a diagnosis in 60 days 
  • Enable patients to access multimodal treatment 

Over a 20-year period this could save 2.5 million lives. #GBCI @uicc  

Source: GBCI  

#Breastcancer deaths disproportionately affect individuals in low- and middle-income countries. In high-income countries, the five-year survival rates exceed 90%, while they remain at 66% in India and 40% in South Africa. @uicc #GBCI

Source: GBCI    

Since the 1980s, there has been a 40% reduction in #breastcancer mortality in high-income countries. This has yet to be achieved in the majority of low- and middle-income countries. @uicc #GBCI 

Source: GBCI  

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Latest news and blog articles about breast cancer

The missing piece: integrating holistic care in cancer treatment in resource-limited settings

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Dr Biniyam Tefera Deressa
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Gender norms, myths and misconceptions in cancer care

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Renewed commitments and calls to action to bridge gaps in care for women’s cancers

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Equitable outcomes for people with breast cancer through patient navigation

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Kelsey Hampton, PhD
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Breast cancer patients in LMICs need access to cancer medicines now

Woman undergoing a mammogram
Yehoda M. Martei MD, MSCE
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Strengthening national strategy to improve early detection of breast cancer in El Salvador

Staff of the the Asociación Salvadoreña para la Prevención del Cáncer (ASAPRECAN) standing in front of their offices, a house with a swimming pool
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Breast cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer globally. 

Doctor and patient at the Hellenic Cancer Society demonstrating self-exam

In the last decade, UICC has launched a series of initiatives to encourage early detection and improve access to treatment and care.

Femama Breast Cancer

UICC’s Breast Cancer programme is designed to respond to the urgent need to accelerate progress in breast cancer.

Call for Applications for Project ECHO Breast Cancer Control Course, photo (c) Sarah Cervantes Unsplash

Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been celebrated every October since the nineties. It is called 'Pink October' as people around the world adopt the pink colour and display a pink ribbon to raise awareness about breast health.

Last update

Monday 12 February 2024

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