Who's who

City Cancer Challenge Foundation

Non-governmental organizations
Rue du commerce 9
1204 Genève
+41 22 809 18 80

"City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) was launched by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) at the 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. The launch was a coordinated response to the urgent need to support resource-limited countries in reducing their growing cancer burden. It was also a recognition of the untapped potential of taking an integrated approach to three of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): health, sustainable cities, and partnerships. For the first time ever, an international multi-sectoral community of organizations from the public and private sectors is undertaking the critical task of improving access to quality cancer care at the city level. C/Can became a standalone Swiss foundation in January 2019 and continues to operate in close collaboration with UICC’s network of over 1,000 members in 160 countries, representing the world’s major cancer societies, patient groups, influential policymakers, researchers, and experts."