Nomination comes in recognition of our work leading the field in cancer prevention research for more than 30 years.
At the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in Long Beach, California on Tuesday 17 October, organised by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), World Cancer Research Fund International was one of 3 organisations nominated for the Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Control Awards. This was in recognition of over 30 years of leading the field in cancer prevention research on the role of diet, nutrition and physical activity.
From our flagship research programme the Global Cancer Update Programme, which includes the largest cancer prevention database in the world, to our international policy-influencing work and instrumental role in raising public awareness on cancer prevention, we are a world-leading authority trusted by cancer experts, health professionals, policymakers and individuals around the world.
The other 2 nominated orqanisations were Cancer Institute New South Wales, Australia, and Liga contra el cancer, Peru. The winner on the night, announced at a UICC 90th anniversary dinner and awards ceremony, was Liga contra el cancer.
Rachael Gormley, World Cancer Research Fund’s Chief Executive Officer, said:
We are extremely grateful to have been recognised for our outstanding cancer control contribution work. This nomination serves not just as recognition of past accomplishments but as a powerful reminder of the work that lies ahead. We will continue to push boundaries, collaborate and advocate for more investment into cancer prevention and survival research.
Dr Panagiota Mitrou, World Cancer Research Fund International’s Director of Research, Innovation and Policy, said:
Being shortlisted for this prestigious award is a real validation by the international cancer community of our groundbreaking global work over the last 3 decades into the role of diet, nutrition and physical activity in relation to cancer prevention. We’re now more dedicated than ever to our continued mission of helping to avoid preventable cancers and improve survival after a diagnosis through our research funding, evidence analysis and policy-influencing work.
The UICC is the oldest and largest global membership organisation dedicated to taking action on cancer, and we have been proud to work with the UICC and its 1,150 members for many years. UICC members include cancer research institutes, hospitals, societies and patient support groups.