Launched in 2017 by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), 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 supporting cities around the world as they work to improve access to equitable, quality cancer care.
A world with quality and equitable cancer care for all
Solutions created by and for people affected by cancer
The participation of people affected by cancer is embedded in our process so that we make sure we respond to the needs of those most affected.
Cities driving change
Cancer is complex and we have to start somewhere. Working at the city level allows us to leverage the innovation and leadership that is already happening in cities on other complex issues.
The power is in the partnerships
Through our inclusive partnerships, we learn, evolve and deliver value together.
Evidence-based decision making
We are generating knowledge, insight and quality data to better inform decision-making on cancer.
Dr Thet Ko Aung
Technical Assistance Officer
Regional Director, Europe and Africa
Dr Rolando Camacho
Global Special Advisor, Technical Assistance
Senior Manager, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
Head, Global Communications
Administrative and Governance Coordinator
María Franco Esquivel
City Manager, Leon
Dr Silvina Frech
Head of Sustainability
Director, Finance and Corporate Operations
City Manager, Greater Petaling
Dr Susan Henshall
Chief Executive Officer
Kyaw Myo Htat
City Manager, Yangon
Dr Gvantsa Khizanishvili
City Manager, Tbilisi
Fred Kwame Awittor
City Manager, Kumasi
Isabel Mestres Mesa
Director, Global Public Affairs
Rebecca Morton Doherty
Head, Policy and Global Impact
Dr Aung Naing Soe
Regional Director, Asia
Dr María F. Navarro
Regional Director, Latin America
Senior Manager, Technical Assistance
City Manager, Porto Alegre
Head of Resource Mobilization
Sanchia Aranda (Board Chair)
Cancer Council Australia
Raul Doria (Vice Chair)
Grupo San Roque
Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA)
International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Yin Yin Htun (Rose)
Shwe Yaung Hnin Si Cancer Foundation Pun Hlaing Siloam Hospital
Kolleen T. Kennedy
Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
National Ministry of Health
Roche Pharma International
C/Can is always seeking passionate, motivated people to join our global movement. Check the links below for current job openings.