World Cancer Day

About World Cancer Day

What it is

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 Day aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease.

UICC continues to expand on the success and impact of the day and is committed to ensuring that year-on-year the event is seen and heard by more people around the world. We do this through working directly with our members to develop a campaign that serves their differing organisational priorities; this is achieved through a two-pronged strategic approach:

  • UICC provides support through the development of tools and guidance to encourage its member organisations to run local cancer awareness campaigns that are aligned and adapted to the global World Cancer Day message.
  • On an above-country level, we work to secure and support digital, traditional and social media opportunities to raise public awareness of the day. Through the continued support of our membership and key partners, World Cancer Day is beginning to firmly cement itself in calendars across the world.

To learn more about World Cancer Day, please visit the World Cancer Day website.

World Cancer Day 2021 – 4 Feb



World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 Feb.






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Words of support

"Our support for World Cancer Day will help elevate the need for access to early detection and diagnosis, as an enabler to precise treatment.  On behalf of Diaceutics, I am honored to be a part of this effort and I will relentlessly drive better testing."

Peter Keeling, CEO

"World Cancer Day reminds Run For a Cure Africa (RFCA) of the global emergency that is cancer and how each of us play our part in controlling the disease. Witnessing how RFCA is a part of a larger community of advocates, gives our work so much meaning and spurs us into action."

Ebele Mbanugo, Ed.D Founder/Executive Director
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Last update: 
Friday 5 June 2020
Latest World Cancer Day 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”.

Women holding their children
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 

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.

3 September 2020

The final year of World Cancer Day’s ‘I Am and I Will’ campaign kicks off this month

Join supporters around the world on Facebook Live this 22nd September for the official launch