World Cancer Congress


Latest engagement opportunities at the 2018 Congress

Invest in yourself to increase your skill set and foster change – take action now:

- submit your successful advocacy / fundraising campaign or scientific study by 31 March, and increase your profile within an international community of experts whilst gaining valuable public speaking skills during your abstract presentation. All accepted abstracts will be published as a supplement in the Journal Global of Oncology

- enrol on a Master Course to acquire unique specialised knowledge over three months of distance learning that culminates in a workshop day at the Congress. 95% of past participants said they learnt new tools applicable to their real-world settings. You can choose among the following 2018 topics:

  • Strengthening capacities of patient groups across the health system
  • Building cancer awareness and prevention programmes
  • Using the law and policymaking for cancer prevention and control
  • Creating fit-for-partnering organisations

- mark your calendar with our social events which are useful platforms to network and catch up with colleagues and friends

A major event in the global cancer control agenda

The World Cancer Congress (WCC) is a recognised international conference that encourages effective knowledge transfer and best practices exchange amongst + 3000 global cancer control and health experts.

It was awarded 'Best Conference Development' at the 2016 International & European Associations Awards and ‘Best use of social media’ with the 2016 WCC campaign at the 2017 Association Excellence Awards.

The event aims to strengthen the action and impact of the cancer community on national, regional and international scales through its educational programme which spans the full spectrum of cancer - from prevention and treatment to palliative care.

The first International Cancer Congress was held in Madrid in 1933. It led to the foundation of the International Union Against Cancer in 1935, renamed the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in 2010 and today’s proud winner of the International & European Association Award for Membership Engagement.

The WCC supports UICC's purpose statement 'to unite the cancer community, reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity and integrate cancer into the world's health and development agenda'.

The event takes place every two years in a different country and is hosted by a local member of UICC.

 2016 World Cancer Congress in Paris - stats & figures

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Last update: 
Monday 19 March 2018
Latest World Cancer Congress news
Inbox paper
19 March 2018

2018 World Cancer Congress - Submit your abstract by 31 March

Submit your abstract by 31 March and contribute to the 2018 Congress programme!

Register to the Congress Webinars
28 February 2018

Sign up to the 2018 World Cancer Congress Webinars

Find out about the wide range of engagement opportunities available for UICC members at the 2018 Congress

The five tracks for the 2018 World Cancer Congress are announced
21 July 2017

2018 WCC programme tracks announced

Discover the new 2018 World Cancer Congress tracks, and start building your session proposal now in view of the call for sessions 28 August – 31 Oct 2017.