World Cancer Congress


Latest engagement opportunities at the 2018 Congress

Invest in yourself to increase your skill set and foster change – take action now:

- enrol on a Master Course to acquire unique specialised knowledge over three months of distance learning that culminates in a workshop day at the Congress. 95% of past participants said they learnt new tools applicable to their real-world settings. You can choose among the following 2018 topics:

  • Strengthening capacities of patient groups across the health system
  • Building cancer awareness and prevention programmes
  • Using the law and policymaking for cancer prevention and control
  • Creating fit-for-partnering organisations

- mark your calendar with our social events which are useful platforms to network and catch up with colleagues and friends

A major event in the global cancer control agenda

The World Cancer Congress (WCC) is a recognised international conference that encourages effective knowledge transfer and best practices exchange amongst + 3000 global cancer control and health experts.

It was awarded 'Best Conference Development' at the 2016 International & European Associations Awards and ‘Best use of social media’ with the 2016 WCC campaign at the 2017 Association Excellence Awards.

The event aims to strengthen the action and impact of the cancer community on national, regional and international scales through its educational programme which spans the full spectrum of cancer - from prevention and treatment to palliative care.

The first International Cancer Congress was held in Madrid in 1933. It led to the foundation of the International Union Against Cancer in 1935, renamed the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in 2010 and today’s proud winner of the International & European Association Award for Membership Engagement.

The WCC supports UICC's purpose statement 'to unite the cancer community, reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity and integrate cancer into the world's health and development agenda'.

The event takes place every two years in a different country and is hosted by a local member of UICC.

 2016 World Cancer Congress in Paris - stats & figures

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Sunday 8 April 2018
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In order to fully harness the 2018 World Cancer Congress (WCC), Icon Group, a Vanguard partner of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) since 2017, launched the inaugural Middleton Scholarship. We sat down with Mark Middleton and the 2018 scholarship recipient, Courtney King to learn more about this unique opportunity.

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2018 World Cancer Congress - Submit your abstract by 5 April

Submit your abstract by 5 April and contribute to the 2018 Congress programme.

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Sign up to the 2018 World Cancer Congress Webinars

Find out about the wide range of engagement opportunities available for UICC members at the 2018 Congress