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NCC Korea and UICC Released a Case Study on South Korea´s National Cancer Control Plan

File [Attachment] Case Study South Koreas National Cancer Control_UICC_04.11.2020 final.pdf

NCC Korea and UICC Released a Case Study on South Korea’s National Cancer Control Plan



In November 2020, National Cancer Center of Korea(NCC Korea) published a case study on ‘South Korea’s National Cancer Control Plan(NCCP)’ in collaboration with Union for International Cancer Control(UICC).


UICC is the world’s largest non-governmental organization in the field of cancer control, consisting of more than 1,200 members from 172 countries. NCC Korea has joined UICC as a member in 2006 and elevated its status from a member to a partner since 2019, which allows NCC Korea to expand collaboration with UICC, such as hosting a UICC-NCC Korea Technical Fellowship Program.


With the proposal and support of UICC, NCC Korea started to draft the case study in August 2019, and finally completed it in November 2020. Korea is the first country to be introduced by UICC to have a NCCP which serves as an excellent example to its members.


This case study is mainly focused on the analysis of the 3rd NCCP as follows △Focus Areas △Assessment and Feedback △Key Interventions △Key Lessons. It can be downloaded from UICC website ( or International Cancer Control Partnership(ICCP) website (


HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, the former Chairman of UICC said, “The National Cancer Control Plan is an essential policy for the nation´s health experts and policy makers to efficiently utilize limited resources. We would like to introduce South Korea’s NCCP as a successful case, because South Korea completely established and carried out a life-cycle management of cancer.”


Eun Sook LEE, the president of the NCC Korea, added that “Despite of many adversities, Korean government´s willingness to implement a comprehensive cancer control plan at the national level made it possible to establish and implement a tailored NCCP which is now well-known all around the world. NCC Korea will assist the government to develop a NCCP that people feel the effect of.”