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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Tuesday 17 September 2019
Latest convening news
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
10 October 2019

2019 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit – leaving no one behind

The 2019 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit – a high level policy meeting of global cancer leaders – will focus on how cancer detection, treatment and care can contribute to achieving Universal Health Coverage.

Cityscape of Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
18 September 2019

World Cancer Leaders' Summit: health ministers and experts from across the world will discuss urgent solutions for global cancer control

Reducing the number of premature deaths caused by cancer requires addressing inequities in access to cancer services to achieve the UHC vision of "Health for All". With “Cancer and Universal Health Coverage” as a topic, the 2019 edition of the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit aims to focus attention on expanding access to quality preventive, early detection, treatment and care for cancer.

Orange confetti blowing in the wind
11 September 2019

UICC shortlists three eminent figures for its Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Control Award

The researcher behind the human papillomavirus vaccine, the President of Zambia and the President of Uruguay have been recognised by the international cancer community for their efforts in the fight against cancer.

World Cancer Day - Elderly couple
6 September 2019

World Cancer Day relaunches for 2020 on Facebook Live

‘I Am and I Will’ campaign enters its second year 

World Cancer Congress 2022 in Berlin
27 August 2019

World Cancer Congress 2022 in Berlin

While preparations for the 2020 World Cancer Congress (WCC) in Oman are picking up speed, the host country for the 2022 congress has been chosen. 

26 August 2019

2020 World Cancer Congress : The call for sessions proposals is now open

Your perspective and ideas can help us build a strong and diverse programme.

The 2020 World Cancer Congress in Oman will boost your knowledge and skills across the full cancer control spectrum. We are planning over 120 sessions that will cover cutting-edge and inspiring topics relevant to the global cancer community.