Launched in 2017 by the Union for International Cancer Control, City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) is now a standalone foundation active in nine cities around the world. In the coming years, C/Can will continue to grow as it pursues its mission of building a global community to transform cancer care.
The C/Can model targets cities with a strong need and readiness for improved cancer care.
Local leaders drive the process from the ground up by selecting a multi-sectoral executive committee in each city, prioritizing specific needs, identifying partners for capacity building, establishing sustainable financing models, and monitoring and sharing results with other cities around the world.
The locally-led city activities are supported by a global team in Geneva, Switzerland, and a network of regional directors for Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa.