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Convening
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.

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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.  

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 World Cancer Leaders' Summit

The World Cancer Leaders’ Summit is a major annual 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
The World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge will be broadcast worldwide on 4th February
26 January 2021

Sporting legends share their stories and ride to raise money for cancer

The World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge on 4th February will unite the sporting and cancer communities around the theme of “I Am and I Will”.

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25 January 2021

Shining a spotlight on cervical cancer elimination this World Cancer Day

In this last week of January, cervical cancer advocates are rallying supporters and the public to raise awareness and to take action to eliminate cervical cancer.

Makna World Cancer Day
19 January 2021

How thousands will be marking World Cancer Day

This 4th February, UICC members and supporters around the world will be taking action 

Smart investment in cancer care saves lives and is a net socio-economic benefit. Image from the Istanbul Oncology Institute, Turkey. © UICC 2015
8 December 2020

Cancer beyond COVID-19: Strengthening the case for investment in cancer control

In this third and final Virtual Dialogue dedicated to cancer care during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, a panel of experts made the case for cost-efficient investment in healthcare and cancer control.

Together, all of our actions matter. On World Cancer Day, 4th February 2021, who are you and what will you do?
1 December 2020

World Cancer Day: two months for collective action against cancer

World Cancer Day is just over two months away, but a host of activities are already underway and several actions can already be taken to support the last year of the “I Am and I Will” campaign.

World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge
30 November 2020

World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge: joining forces with UICC to fight cancer

UICC announces an exciting new initiative that will enable cyclists and sports lovers to join forces with UICC and play an active part in the global fight against cancer: the World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge.

World Cancer Day 2020 Impact Report
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Read the World Cancer Day 2020 Impact Report

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. 

The report shows the visible support and enthusiasm for the day, spotlighting contributions by leaders, cities, businesses, individuals, partners, health professionals and the international cancer community to the second year of the ‘I Am and I Will’ campaign. 

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2021 World Cancer Leaders' Summit

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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: 
Thursday 9 July 2020
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