"The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) unites and supports the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to ensure that cancer control continues to be a priority in the world health and development agenda."
Save the date for the 2020 World Cancer Leaders' Summit
The next Summit will be taking place in conjunction with the 2020 World Cancer Congress in Muscat, Oman, and will be hosted by the Oman Cancer Association (OCA) and the National Oncology Center, Royal Hospital Muscat.
18 October 2020: World Cancer Leaders' Summit dinner
The 2020 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit will come at a pivotal time for the global cancer community. Following on from the first UN High-level Meeting on universal health coverage (UHC), governments are working to establish or refine packages of essential health services which provide the cancer community with a key opportunity to drive discussions on cancer control nationally. Each country faces a unique cancer burden and, when combined with diverse health systems, it is essential that health planners draw on the most accurate and timely data to shape the prioritisation of services and policies on cancer and UHC. As such, the 2020 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit will aim to reinvigorate the discussion around cancer data and raise the profile of key data sources, and the opportunities and challenges associated with these to help the cancer community to champion/drive evidence-based cancer control.
To achieve this, the summit will explore other sources of information to support cancer control (such as socio-economic data) as well as the future direction and potential of using ‘big data’ effectively to support decision-making and how we can better involve multiple-stakeholders, including patients, in data sharing projects. The discussions will draw on the recently released Global Report on Cancer, World Cancer Report and a global cancer perception poll, complementing these policy-oriented documents with practical examples of evidence-based advocacy from across the spectrum of cancer control. The objective of the discussions will be to improve participants awareness of key data sources, showcase successes and provide an interactive forum to discuss and debate how the community can address key challenges.