ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL CANCER CONTROL PARTNERSHIP (ICCP)
For the first time, key international organizations have joined together to coordinate their efforts to support national cancer control plan development and implementation.
The International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP), formed in November 2012, is a group of organizations whose members were already individually working to support country cancer control planning efforts. Now, these organizations will work together on identified priorities to maximize their collective resources and avoid duplication of effort.
The long-term outcome that the ICCP is working towards is that all countries have and are implementing a quality cancer control plan, which is linked to a country’s non-communicable disease (NCD) control efforts. The ICCP believes that prioritizing cancer is critical to reaching the voluntary goal within the Global Monitoring Framework on NCDs and the WHO Global NCDs Action Plan 2013-2020: a 25% reduction in premature mortality from non-communicable diseases (cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases) by 2025.
National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) have put together a World Cancer Day 2015 Webinar, The Role of National Cancer Control Plans in the Global Fight against Cancer, which takes a look at the ICCP; its mission to aid in the development, implementation, and evaluation of high quality national cancer control plans; and the ICCP Portal, as an online one-stop shop for cancer planners and policymakers.
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 Partnership (ICCP) aims to support cancer planners and decision-makers at global, regional and country level in development, implementation and evaluation of high impact and comprehensive NCCPs.
The development of an effective population-based NCCP should address the 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).
As a collaborative partnership, ICCP 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 ICCP will work to showcase opportunities and foster best practice partnerships across non-communicable diseases, build new synergies with existing health programmes and put high level NCD 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, phased implementation and scale up
- Responding to requests for technical assistance from low income countries
- Advocate that countries make cancer control a priority Use ICCP networks to reach out to country decision-makers to encourage them to make cancer control a priority
- Jointly assist countries to develop and implement quality cancer plans
- Work within the ICCP to coordinate efforts around development and dissemination of cancer control planning materials and tools, technical assistance and training, and to address data gaps
- African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC)
- American Cancer Society (ACS)
- American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
- American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
- Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI)
- Cancer Center Ontario
- Cancer Council of the Pacific Islands
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention USA (CDC)
- ECHO Institute - University of New Mexico
- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
- International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
- International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care (IAHPC)
- International Cancer Control Congress Association (ICCCA)
- Latin American and Caribbean Society of Medical Oncology (SLACOM)
- Livestrong Foundation (LIVESTRONG)
- London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- National Cancer Institute USA (NCI)
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
- North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR)
- Red de Institutos Nacionales de Cáncer (RINC)
- Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration
- Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
- University of Hawaii
- World Health Organisation – AFRO
- World Health Organisation – EMRO
- World Health Organisation - EURO
- Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organisation
- World Health Organisation - HQ - Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion (CHP)
- World Health Organisation – Women's Health
ABOUT THE ICCP PORTAL THE ONE-STOP SHOP FOR CANCER PREVENTION AND CONTROL PLANNING
The ICCP portal is a unique initiative that brings the experience and best practice knowledge of leading cancer organizations and experts and offers policy-makers and cancer planners an online platform, dedicated to providing selected resources and tools on cancer control all in the convenience of ONE PLACE. Launched by the International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP) in November 2013 at the World Cancer Leaders' Summit, the ICCP Portal is a web-based tool on cancer control planning and capacity-building, linked to non-communicable diseases (NCD) control and prevention.
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WHAT DOES THE ICCP PORTAL OFFER?
The ICCP portal primarily aims to present the "International Cancer Control Partnership" and assist policy makers and cancer planners in providing access to: Selected resources on planning and capacity-building for cancer control: Searching for a toolkit on how to develop your national cancer control plan (NCCP)? Or looking for a costing tool to implement policies?
The library of resources provides access to materials and tools on cancer control planning and capacity-building at local, national and regional levels. National cancer plans: What are other countries doing in the field of cancer control? Find out with our map of published national cancer and NCD plans. You can perform a search on more than 100 cancer plans and emerging NCD plans on a specific topic or area along the cancer care continuum.
Best practices and experience:
Take the opportunity to learn from one another. The ICCP Portal presents case studies on experiences in the field of cancer control. The Portal will shortly host Networks related to specific topics on the cancer care continuum that pull the latest evidence together and identify best practices in those fields.
Technical assistance opportunities: Need some help with technical assistance?
The Portal provides opportunities to access technical assistance from Partners and places you in contact with stakeholders. Global cancer control initiatives and policy: Are you up-to-date with global initiatives?
The Portal showcases global initiatives on cancer control helping you to access the right support to build your next steps towards global commitments on non-communicable diseases and cancer control.
The International Cancer Control Partnership is committed to building on the initial features of the ICCP Portal by expanding its content and functionalities in response to user feedback. Please visit the portal and its site map and tell us what priority areas you are seeking help in.
ARE THE PRIORITIES OF YOUR REGION COVERED?
Let us know what gaps you have found. Tell us what features you would like to see in order to help your national response to management of the rising cancer burden.
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HOW TO GET INVOLVED?
Become involved in the ICCP Portal in numerous ways: send us your updated national cancer plan and NCD plan; tell us the status of your country’s cancer registration; offer to share your experience as a case study; suggest new resources to feature in the Library; join a Network to share your experience; join us as a Partner.
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