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The International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC), founded in 1984, is the global voice for cancer nursing. Globally, ISNCC members represent over 60,000 nurses that provide acre across the cancer continuum

  • National/regional cancer nursing societies
  • Oncology institutions
  • Individual cancer nurse practitioners, researchers, and educators

Globally, ISNCC members represent over 60,000  cancer nurses.


Maximize the influence of nursing to reduce the global burden of cancer.


Lead the global nursing community in cancer control.

Strategic Directions and Goals

In order to achieve the mission and vision in the next three years, ISNCC is focusing on the following strategic directions and goals:

  1. Building and sustaining stakeholder relationships.
  2. Influencing health policy.
  3. Advancing and applying knowledge.
  4. Developing and engaging cancer nurse leaders.

To learn more about the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan, visit the strategic planning page.


ISNCC is an international membership organization dedicated to the following charitable, educational and scientific purposes:

  1. Improving the health and well-being of people at risk for, or living with, cancer. Through its strategic coalitions and partnerships, the Society influences and participates in setting directions for cancer nursing, health policy and cancer control initiatives that are intended to improve the health and well-being of people around the world.;
  2. Promoting the nurse’s role in improving cancer care. The Society leads a global community of cancer nurses to share, discuss and debate strategies and innovations that advance clinical practice, education, research, and management; and
  3. Developing nursing leadership in cancer care delivery. The Society supports the development of current and emerging cancer nursing leaders globally.