Convening the global cancer control community through our keystone events.

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 4 February

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.

World Cancer Day 2019 ignites action

Read the World Cancer Day 2019 Impact Report

Newly released report offers look at the achievements of one of the biggest health awareness days. 

Our upcoming events
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 2018 World Cancer Congress

“The 2018 World Cancer Congress enabled the cancer community to develop new collaborations, share practical case studies and learn from top experts in all aspects of cancer control. We were able to share knowledge and interact with colleagues from around the world, gaining new perspectives on what we, as a community, can do to reduce the cancer burden over time.”

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Thursday 18 April 2019
Latest convening news
Leadership in Action in Singapore
9 April 2019

Cancer leaders come together at regional level to advance efforts for cancer control

Two 'Leadership in Action' meetings recently took place for the Asia Pacific and Middle East and North Africa regions.

Participants at the 2018 World Cancer Congress sharing their "I Am and I Will" message
4 April 2019

World Cancer Day 2019 Ignites Action

Newly released report offers look at the achievements of one of the biggest health awareness days. 

World Cancer Day - Daiichi-Sankyo
8 February 2019

Daiichi-Sankyo shows their commitment on World Cancer Day

Global pharmaceutical company Daiichi-Sankyo's multi-year partnership spans the new 2019-2021 'I Am and I Will' campaign to help drive impact and action. 

6 February 2019

Shining a light on World Cancer Day

City icons, emblematic landmarks and famous monuments light up for World Cancer Day across the world. 

5 February 2019

Around the world on World Cancer Day

With thousands of activities and events taking place in every corner of the world this 4 February, here is a very brief play-by-play of how the world joined in this World Cancer Day across the time zones. 

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4 February 2019

A World Cancer Day conversation on partnerships for Capacity Building

World Cancer Day Champion partner, Roche, opens up a conversation about the importance of rapid, broad and sustainable access