Convening the global cancer control community through our keystone events.
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World Cancer Day
World Cancer Congress

In parallel to targeted local and regional activities, one of our focus areas is to convene members, partners and leaders to encourage collaboration and new thinking.

Our Convening activities

C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge

C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge’ is a truly multi-sectoral initiative through which all city stakeholders will be engaged in the design, planning and implementation of cancer treatment solutions.


World Cancer Congress

A biennial event, 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 Day

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 Leaders' Summit

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

World Cancer Day 2018 Campaign launch

Facebook Live video

View the official World Cancer Day 2018 campaign launch, which took place on Facebook Live this past 5 September for a first look at the new campaign materials, a demo of some of the new website features, details of the new social media activity in 2018 and tips to get all our supporters inspired and ready.

Follow World Cancer Day on Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.

World Cancer Day 2018 Campaign Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to give guidance to individual supporters and cancer organisations on what can be done to mark this important day, and includes ideas to help spread the word this World Cancer Day.


The Campaign Toolkit is available in English, French, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.

Quotes from our event participants

About World Cancer Day

"It was a wonderful experience for us (staff and students at CPUT) and we have learnt a lot about how to offer such activities in the future. We received very positive feedback and the activities were a success in many aspects...You will see that we used the World Cancer Day materials - sincere thanks for that.”

Penelope Engel-Hills

About the World Cancer Congress

“The 2016 World Cancer Congress was without doubt the best conference I have ever attended. It was outstanding in so many ways: amazing content, exceptional speakers, a good choice of topics, inspiring presentations and a great opportunity to network with diverse organisations and industry leaders around the globe.

I am extremely proud to be a member of UICC, and I remain committed and inspired to ‘Stop Cancer Now’ in my country and region.”

Carl Niamatali, President
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Responds to the following Declaration Target(s): 
Target 1
Strengthen health systems for effective cancer control
Target 5
Reduce stigma and dispel myths about cancer
Target 9
Improve education and training of healthcare professionals
Latest convening news
19 October 2017
  • Convening

Support for UICC members’ World Cancer Day plans

World Cancer Day on 4 February is an opportunity for UICC members to be part of a growing, global movement that is inspiring collective action around cancer control.

20 September 2017
  • Convening
  • Networks

World Cancer Research Day this September 24th

Spotlighting the extraordinary impact of research

The Economist's War on Cancer
18 August 2017
  • Convening
  • Advocacy
  • Members

Join UICC at War on Cancer event in Bogotá

UICC will be joining the Economist Events' War on Cancer LATAM, taking place on 19 September in Bogotá, Colombia.