Abstract oral session 2014 World Cancer Congress

An International Partnership to Align Cancer Control Planning Efforts with Global Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Control Targets (#326)

Cynthia Vinson 1 , Lisa Stevens 1 , Julie Torode 2 , Mona Saraiya 3 , Simon Sutcliffe 4 , Mary Gospodacrowicz 5 , Benjamin Anderson 6 , Isaac Adewole 7 , Silvana Luciani 8
  1. National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MARYL, United States
  2. UICC, Geneva, Switzerland
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States
  4. International Cancer Control Congress Association, Vancouver, Canada
  5. University of Toronto, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada
  6. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA
  7. African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer, Ibadan, Nigeria
  8. Pan American Health Organization, Washington, DC

Background and Context:

With the adoption of the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Framework, including the WHO Global Action Plan 2013-2020, governments have committed to reduce premature deaths from NCDs by 25% by 2025. The development, implementation and attainment of national NCD Plans, including integrated cancer plans, constitutes a cornerstone to reach this target. This integration presents a unique opportunity to prioritize cancer control as a public health imperative internationally.


The International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP) is a new partnership of international cancer control agencies and organizations that are collaborating to assist countries in developing and implementing quality cancer control plans linked to NCD control. 


This ICCP believes that prioritizing cancer is critical to reaching the “25x25” goal. ICCP partners assist countries by:

  • encouraging knowledge-sharing through the ICCP-Portal (www.iccp-portal.org), which features:
    • A searchable database of more than 126 publicly available cancer control and 25 NCD plans;
    • A searchable library of more than 318 essential resources for cancer planning; and
    • Case studies highlighting country experiences in cancer planning.
  • performing gap analysis and highlighting priority areas for inclusion in plans.
  • training personnel to develop plans with targets and evaluation strategies.
  • supporting advocacy and mobilizing technical and financial resources for national cancer control plans
  • offering technical assistance.

Anticipated Outcomes:

ICCP partners agree to coordinate efforts in assisting countries with plan development and implementation utilizing evidence-based strategies to help meet global NCD targets. The data available through the ICCP Portal is key in identifying the gaps and lessons learned from many countries to best inform cancer control planning and coordinate cancer control planning efforts by member organizations.