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About the World Cancer Congress - 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 3,500 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: 
Wednesday 15 August 2018
Latest World Cancer Congress news
Orange confetti
7 August 2018

Finalists Announced for the Inaugural UICC Awards

Today, 16 finalists were announced following the call for nominations for the first UICC Awards to be conferred at a ceremony during the UICC General Assembly, on 2 October 2018, at the World Cancer Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

UICC Awards
23 April 2018

UICC Awards: celebrating excellence from across the membership

The 2018 World Cancer Congress will provide the occasion for the first UICC Awards, a celebration of outstanding achievements and innovative practices by UICC member organisations. 

Icon Group - Middleton Scholarship recipient
13 April 2018

Iconic opportunities: Harnessing the 2018 World Cancer Congress

In order to fully harness the 2018 World Cancer Congress (WCC), Icon Group, a Vanguard partner of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) since 2017, launched the inaugural Middleton Scholarship. We sat down with Mark Middleton and the 2018 scholarship recipient, Courtney King to learn more about this unique opportunity.