September 13, 2021

In vitro diagnostics (IVDs) are a subset of tests or medical devices that examine specimens taken from the human body which provide essential data for screening, diagnosis and treatment. Access to IVDs is vital for the early detection of cancer, however in many LMICs, access to quality assured medical diagnostics is not a given. 

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in collaboration with the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), an ICCP Partner, has developed this report through the support of CUBEBIO to highlight the role of IVDs in early detection, explore the barriers in access to IVDs and outline ways to address them and discuss the future of IVDs in early detection and their potential for use in point-of-care settings.

You can access the report here.