Convening the global cancer control community through our keystone events.
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World Cancer Day
World Cancer Congress

In parallel to targeted local and regional activities, one of our focus areas is to convene members, partners and leaders to encourage collaboration and new thinking.

Our Convening activities

C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge

C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge’ is a truly multi-sectoral initiative through which all city stakeholders will be engaged in the design, planning and implementation of cancer treatment solutions.


World Cancer Congress

A biennial event, the World Cancer Congress serves as a platform for discourse and advocacy as well as a learning and sharing opportunity for our members and partners around the world.  


World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is the one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. It takes place every year on 4 February.


 World Cancer Leaders' Summit

The World Cancer Leaders’ Summit is a major annual high-level policy meeting dedicated exclusively to furthering global cancer control.

Recent successes

World Cancer Day 2017 Report

World Cancer Day 2017 was a great success, explore the record breaking numbers with our 2017 report below.

The report is also available for download in EnglishFrench, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.

Quotes from our event participants

About World Cancer Day

"It was a wonderful experience for us (staff and students at CPUT) and we have learnt a lot about how to offer such activities in the future. We received very positive feedback and the activities were a success in many aspects...You will see that we used the World Cancer Day materials - sincere thanks for that.”

Penelope Engel-Hills

About the World Cancer Congress

“The 2016 World Cancer Congress was without doubt the best conference I have ever attended. It was outstanding in so many ways: amazing content, exceptional speakers, a good choice of topics, inspiring presentations and a great opportunity to network with diverse organisations and industry leaders around the globe.

I am extremely proud to be a member of UICC, and I remain committed and inspired to ‘Stop Cancer Now’ in my country and region.”

Carl Niamatali, President
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World Cancer Day
World Cancer Congress
World Cancer Leaders' Summit
C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge
Global and European Roundtable Series
Declaration Target: 
Target 1
Strengthen health systems for effective cancer control
Target 5
Reduce stigma and dispel myths about cancer
Target 9
Improve education and training of healthcare professionals
Latest convening news
The five tracks for the 2018 World Cancer Congress are announced
21 July 2017
  • Convening
  • Capacity building
  • Advocacy

2018 WCC programme tracks announced

Discover the new 2018 World Cancer Congress tracks, and start building your session proposal now as the call for sessions will run from 28 August – 31 Oct 2017.

Leadership in Action - Seoul
20 July 2017
  • Convening
  • Capacity building
  • Members

Leadership in action: Cancer Control in Asia Pacific - Seoul, 21 June

On 21 June in Seoul, Republic of Korea, UICC held its first ‘Leadership in Action’ meeting, a regional forum that convenes senior executives of UICC member organisations to network and engage on regionally relevant issues, challenges, opportunities and best practice to strengthen cancer control in the region.

Astellas - Twitter chat
20 July 2017
  • Convening
  • Members
  • Partners

Join UICC and Astellas for a Twitter chat on 24 July

Our Vanguard partners Astellas is hosting a Twitter chat on 24 July at 7:30pm CET to discuss innovation in cancer care.