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.


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 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. 

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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 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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Friday 19 July 2019
Latest convening news
15 August 2019

The power of cross-border collaboration for cancer control

Over 20,000 delegates from the Asian region will come together this Friday 16 August for the 2019 annual Chinese Conference on Oncology in Chongqing, China. This year’s theme, ‘Oncology Prevention and Control Winning in Integration’ will explore the value of collaboration in cancer control.

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9 August 2019

World Cancer Congress 2020 in Oman: How will you participate?

Our preparations for the next World Cancer Congress on 20-22 October 2020 in Muscat, Oman are already well underway. We are expecting over 3,500 participants representing cancer research institutions, civil society organisations, healthcare services, hospitals, governments, international agencies, patient group organisations, universities and many more.

10 July 2019

World Cancer Leaders’ Summit: Destination Kazakhstan

Every year, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) brings together key decision makers from around the world to facilitate debates about emerging issues related to cancer control.

HRH Princess Dina Mired, The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health (Canada), TBC, and Dr Julie Torode
27 June 2019

Powerful voices at Women Deliver call for cervical cancer elimination

Women Deliver takes place every three years, bringing together people from across a multitude of sectors, issues, and cultures. The participants, 20% of whom in 2016 were young people, want to be agents of change and gain insights into solutions that they can be part of. The 2019 theme was: 'Power, Progress, Change' attracting a record number of 8000+ participants from over 170 countries.

24 June 2019

The Francophone African Cancer and NCD communities meet in Dakar

From 12 to 14 June Dakar became a regional hub for cancer control and NCDs with a series of events focusing on strengthening and mobilising civil society in Francophone Africa.

Commissioner of Health and Food Safety, European Union Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis speaking at a World Cancer Day event in Greece .png
30 May 2019

World Cancer Day 2019 mobilises government leaders: The third "Governments in Action Report" released

On the heel of the 72nd World Health Assembly, the World Cancer Day 2019 Governments in Action report has been published.