Convening the global cancer control community through our keystone events.

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.

Recent successes

World Cancer Day 2017 Report

World Cancer Day 2017 was a great success, explore the record breaking numbers with our 2017 report below.

The report is also available for download in EnglishFrench, 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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Global and European Roundtable Series
Latest convening news
Cary Adams, UICC CEO talking about WCD2018
31 October 2017

100 Days to World Cancer Day

Hear from UICC CEO, Cary Adams on what World Cancer Day is all about and how you can personally make an impact this coming 4 February. 

18 July 2017

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The new uicc.org
7 June 2017

uicc.org – a new place with a brand new face

It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of our new website. uicc.org has been completely re-thought to better highlight the work of UICC and its community of members and partners, to enhance the user experience, and to facilitate content discovery.