Building on the success of the UICC members’ awards launched at the 2018 World Cancer Congress, UICC is delighted to announce the inaugural Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Control Award, to be presented at the 2019 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit (WCLS) in Nur-Sultan, the freshly renamed capital of Kazakhstan, during the WCLS Gala Dinner on 15 October.
As the major high-level policy meeting dedicated exclusively to furthering global cancer control, the WCLS provides the ideal setting to recognise those whose efforts have helped shape and deliver the cancer control agenda.
Intended to become a regular celebratory appointment for the cancer community during the WCLS, the award will seek to celebrate outstanding people and work, each time focusing on the relevant WCLS theme of the year.
In line with the 2019 WCLS theme, the inaugural Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Control Award will focus on Cancer and Universal Health Coverage (UHC). While this theme may touch on many levels, it particularly aims to highlight the work of those who have helped expand access to quality prevention, early detection, treatment and care for cancer.
Nominations are now closed.