UICC Awards

Recognising outstanding achievements and innovative practices from across the UICC membership

To maximise the impact of our collective efforts for global cancer control, it is important to learn from the many examples of leaders, campaigners, advocates and fundraisers from across the cancer community.

The UICC Awards aim to identify and celebrate the contributions made by professionals and organisations from the UICC membership and inspire the cancer control community through their efforts.

Open to UICC members only, nominations are sought on World Cancer Congress years in a number of categories for the chance to be recognised at a dedicated Award Ceremony, normally held at the World Cancer Congress.

In 2022 there will be two distinct set of Awards: the UICC Members Awards, linked to UICC General Assembly and open to UICC members only; and the Abstract Awards, linked to the call for abstracts of the 2022 World Cancer Congress and open to all submitters.

The UICC members awards ceremony will take place during the General Assembly, which will take place virtually, and be held separately from the Congress. Whereas the Abstract Awards Ceremony will take place during the closing ceremony of the 2022 World Cancer Congress.

First launched on the occasion of the 2018 World Cancer Congress, and then held virtually in a reduced format in 2020 due to the cancellation of the Congress following the COVID-19 pandemic, the UICC Awards have recognised individuals, organisations and projects in a range of different categories.

Award categories

Best CEO of UICC member organisation
Awarded in 2020 and 2018

Nomination dates: 17 March to 13 May 2022

To recognise leadership and expertise in managing a UICC member organisation


Best Demonstration of the World Cancer Day Spirit
Awarded in 2020 and 2018

Nomination dates: 17 March to 13 May 2022

To recognise UICC member organisations who demonstrate a generous collaborative spirit in their World Cancer Day activities


Best Advocacy with Impact 
Awarded in 2018



To recognise the outstanding work of cancer organisations in developing and implementing impactful advocacy programmes or campaigns​


Best Scientific Abstract
Awarded in 2018



To recognise the quality of the scientific contribution of an abstract submission at the World Cancer Congress


Best Fundraising Initiative
Awarded in 2018



To recognise cancer organisations that have carried out successful and innovative fundraising initiatives



Best Collaboration
Awarded in 2018


To recognise UICC members that have engaged in impactful collaborations or partnerships

Criteria of selection

For the different Awards, criteria of selection will include aspects such as:

  • Be a UICC Member (not compulsory for Abstract Awards)
  • Partnership / Collaboration
  • Innovation / Creativity
  • Impact
  • Sustainability


Last update: 
Tuesday 19 July 2022