For the first time, key international organizations have joined forces to coordinate their efforts to support national cancer control plan development, implementation and evaluation. The ICCPP believes that prioritizing cancer prevention and control is critical to achieving the 25% reduction in premature mortality due to NCDs by 2025.
All countries have a well resourced optimal National Cancer Control Plan (NCCP) providing a framework for the systematic and equitable implementation of evidence-guided, cost-effective strategies for cancer prevention and control integrated with noncommunicable disease (NCD) plans for translating global NCD commitments into national action.
As a foundation for addressing the rising burden of non communicable diseases and accelerated adoption of appropriate plans and strategies to meet the globally agreed 2025 NCD targets and Global Action Plan, the International Cancer Control Planning Partnership (ICCPP) aims to support cancer planners and decision-makers at global, regional and country level in development, implementation and evaluation of a high impact and comprehensive NCCP relative to their population cancer burden, contextual circumstances which makes optimal use of available resources and builds on cancer surveillance, research and health promotion as well as diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.
The development of an effective population-based NCCP addressing social determinants of health, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, palliative care and survivorship at all health system and societal levels (home, community and specialist care settings) constitutes a major undertaking for any country.
ICCPP encourages a comprehensive approach based upon consultation with all stakeholders, which can affect cancer and NCD outcomes including civil society and cancer patients.
As a collaborative partnership, ICCPP aims to support all countries in their response to the NCCP challenge in providing advice across the cycle of planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation including periodic assessment revision and adjustment.
The ICCPP also aims to showcase opportunities to initiate and foster best practice partnerships across non-communicable diseases, build new synergies with existing health programmes and put high level NCDs commitments into practice through:
- Advocacy at global and local levels
- Providing a one-stop-shop of best-practice resources, including a tool for initiating plans and a searchable database of published NCCPs
- Addressing data gaps for stepwise development and phased implementation and scale up
- Responding to requests for technical assistance from low income countries
- American Cancer Society (ACS)
- US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
- International Atomic Energy Agency – Program of Action for Cancer Therapy (IAEA - PACT)
- International Cancer Control Congress Association (ICCCA)
- Latin American and Caribbean Society of Medical Oncology (SLACOM)
- U.S. National Cancer Institute - Center for Global Health (NCI)
- Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
- World Health Organisation – AFRO
- World Health Organisation – EMRO
- World Health Organisation - EURO
- Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization
- World Health Organisation - HQ - Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion (CHP)
- World Health Organisation – Women's Health
Examples of Planned and Existing Technical Assistance Provided by ICCPP and Founding Partners
- ICCPP – National Cancer Control Planning Web Portal (now seeking feedback)
- UICC – Global Education and Training Initiative Fellowships and Workshops
- IARC – Cancer Surveillance Fellowships and Training Courses
- NCI – Cancer Control Leadership Forums
- IAEA-PACT – imPACT Missions