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Father and daughter laughing in the sun
28 January 2020

20 years of progress: Marking the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day

On the 4 February back in 2000, World Cancer Day was written into the Charter of Paris Against Cancer. The milestone document was signed in the French capital by the country’s President at the time, Jacques Chirac and the then UNESCO General Director, Kōichirō Matsuura. 

Women in the Instanbul Oncology Institute getting cancer treatment
24 January 2020

The importance of affordable and quality assured biosimilars

Access to timely and quality assured cancer treatment is crucial for successful outcomes and decreasing the global cancer burden. Fortunately, new and innovative treatments for many cancers are constantly being developed.

Hope Project, Portugal, Childrens Cancer
21 January 2020

Motivating young cancer patients to become superheroes

In Portugal, about 400 children and adolescents under 18 years are diagnosed with cancer every year. To help young cancer patients and their parents face some of the challenges, Hernâni Zão Oliveira launched the HOPE project.

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World Cancer

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

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

World Cancer Leaders' Summit

The World Cancer Leaders’ Summit is a major annual high-level policy meeting dedicated exclusively to furthering global cancer control.

Last update: 
Wednesday 27 November 2019