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
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.

2022 World Cancer Congress

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 Leaders' Summit

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

Virtual Dialogues

Virtual Dialogues

The Virtual Dialogues provide members with enhanced opportunities to connect, exchange knowledge, access expert insights, and share solutions on their respective and common challenges.

Spotlight on: Virtual Dialogues
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UICC's Virtual Dialogues provide members with enhanced opportunities to connect, exchange knowledge, access expert insights, and share solutions on their respective and common challenges.

Starting with three different formats, the Dialogues are designed to facilitate spaces for members' interaction, immersion on key topics, and the exploration of broader trends.

Latest convening news
Jeff Dunn, the new President of UICC for 2022-2024, gave closing remarks for the World Cancer Congress 2022 from Australia
21 October 2022

UICC closes a successful World Cancer Congress 2022

Three days of stimulating discussions, new and renewed connections and significant announcements marked World Cancer Congress 2022 in Geneva.

Group photo of the participants of UICC's regional dialogue workshop on addressing the burden of women cancers in Francophone Africa.
5 September 2022

Challenges and progress in addressing women’s cancers in Francophone Africa

Over 60 participants from 12 French-speaking African countries as well as regional and financial partners, took part recently in a UICC Regional Dialogue on women’s cancers in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. 

Aerial view of Long Beach, California, where UICC's 2023 World Cancer Leaders' Summit will take place.
10 August 2022

World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in Long Beach, CA – 16-17 October 2023

The World Cancer Leaders’ Summit is the premier event in global cancer control to help guide united and coordinated international, national and regional responses to the cancer epidemic.

Doctor speaking to a mother holding a baby wearing masks
18 July 2022

A global language: cancer stages and TNM Classification

In this episode of Let's Talk Cancer, Dr Cary Adams, CEO of UICC, discusses the origin, meaning and importance of the TNM classification with Dr Mary Gospodarowicz, UICC Past-president and Co-chair of UICC TNM project.

Woman from Latin America on the left, smiling; man wrapped in scarf symbolising the LGBTQ+ movement on the right, smiling; and "close the care gap" logo of the 2022 World Cancer Day campaign
10 May 2022

On 4 February, we took action to close the gap in cancer care

Together, UICC, its members and partners and the entire cancer community made the new World Cancer Day “Close the care gap” campaign a resounding success.

Peace dove in the blue and yellow colours of the Ukrainian flag
25 April 2022

UICC Solidarity Fund for Ukraine opens call for grants to qualifying organisations

Donations received for the UICC Solidarity Fund are being governed by an Advisory Board of experts and are now being made available to organisations in Ukraine and the region affected by the war.


World Cancer Day 2022 Impact Report

"Close the care gap": a new campaign addressing inequity in access to cancer care.

World Cancer Day 2022 was a special one. It was the year we kickstarted a new campaign, one that shone a spotlight on the issue of equity in health. This issue is close to my heart and has long been a red thread through all the work that UICC does with the support of its members, partners and cancer networks at large...


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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 2018

“The World Cancer Congress 2018 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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Friday 1 July 2022