World Cancer Congress 2022 in Berlin

27 August 2019

While preparations for the 2020 World Cancer Congress (WCC) in Oman are picking up speed, the host country for the 2022 congress has been chosen. 

After Muscat, Oman, the WCC will take place in Germany’s capital city of Berlin. It will be hosted by the German Cancer Society, in cooperation with other national partners. 

“We are very pleased that our application for the World Cancer Congress 2022 was so well received by UICC," said Prof. Dr. Olaf Ortmann, President of the German Cancer Society. We are not only active in medical-scientific matters, but also as a discussion partner on health policy issues. Many countries face similar questions when it comes to strengthening cancer prevention, improving the quality of patient care and transferring knowledge from research to treatment.”

"UICC wants to bring all those together who are committed to fighting cancer nationally and internationally,” said Her Royal Highness, Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, President of UICC. “We are very happy that the German Cancer Society has been chosen as the host. The city and all partners involved are providing great conditions for the WCC 2022.” 

UICC organises the World Cancer Congress every two years; each time taking the global event to a different UICC member country. The 2022 WCC in Berlin is supported by the German Ministry of Health, the German Ministry of Education and Research, the German Cancer Aid Foundation, the German Cancer Research Center and the Association of German Tumor Centers. More than 3,500 participants from around 130 countries are expected to attend the conference. They will discuss the challenges and opportunities of the fight against cancer on national, regional and international scales. 

Main image: Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0) Berlin aerial view drone pic 2019

Last update: 
Wednesday 28 August 2019
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