On the road to the next World Cancer Leaders' Summit

16 July 2021

Under the theme "Driving innovation to advance cancer control equitably", participants of the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit 2021 will discuss how to improve prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer through innovative approaches.

The Summit will be hosted by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th October 2021 in Boston, USA. It is held in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Key questions that will be addressed include the nature of current innovations along the cancer control continuum (with a particular emphasis on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic), how they can be made available in different resource settings, and what needs to be considered when implementing innovative policies, practices and technologies from a health system perspective.

For the first time in its history, the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit will be a hybrid event, combining an in-person and virtual programme. Participants who are not able to travel to Boston can follow the presentations and discussions via the interactive Summit platform.

The World Cancer Leaders Summit is a high-level, invitation-only event that brings together Ministers of Health, city and industry leaders, Senior Executives and other influential players from cancer, health and development communities to drive results for cancer care.  It takes place every other year in different cities around the world. The previous Summit 2019 was hosted by the Kazakh Institute of Oncology and Radiology (KazIOR) in October 2019 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

Last update: 
Thursday 22 July 2021