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 2020 Facebook Live

Watch the World Cancer Day 2020 Facebook Live launch event

Get up to speed with all the news for the 2020 World Cancer Day Campaign and get some tips from two of our member organisations on how to best prepare your involvement in the day.

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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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Last update: 
Tuesday 17 September 2019
Latest convening news
World Cancer Day 2020 Basic Health International event
23 March 2020

The strength of World Cancer Day: 2020 Impact Report released

This World Cancer Day was particularly significant. It marked a historical 20 years of World Cancer Day. It also represented a pivotal moment: the start of a new decade of cancer control efforts around the world. 

2020 World Cancer Congress
16 March 2020

Extended deadlines for World Cancer Congress

UICC has extended the deadlines for early bird registration and submitting abstracts for the World Cancer Congress, taking place in Oman on 20-22 October.

UICC banner
13 March 2020

Coronavirus pandemic: UICC adopts remote working

Effective Monday 16 March, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) will adopt a remote working model in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Boston, World Cancer Leaders' Summit, Cancer
21 February 2020
Childhood Cancer, Istanbul Oncology Institute, International Childhood Cancer Day
15 February 2020

Every child should have the chance of life

Each year, over 300,000 children and adolescents aged between 0-19 years old are diagnosed with cancer1. Despite many childhood cancers being treatable, over 80,000 children die each year with the majority of these deaths occurring in low-and-middle-income countries2.

World Cancer Day cover
7 February 2020

World Cancer Day 2020: How the world took action

World Cancer Day 2020 was one to remember. Supporters from all over made their mark on the day, raising awareness, taking action and inspiring everyone.