Past congresses

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History

The World Cancer Congress is an international conference organised by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) every two years. It underpins UICC’s purpose statement as a major convening platform for the global cancer community.

As such, the World Cancer Congress bridges cultures and generations, providing opportunities for more than 3000 leaders, cancer and health experts from 139 countries to:

  • build capacities and meaningful connections
  • exchange knowledge in multidisciplinary areas of cancer control from prevention to treatment to palliative care
  • further advance cancer prevention & care at global, regional and national levels

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 in 2010.

NEXT World Cancer CONGRESS

2018 World Cancer Congress
1 – 4 October 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Strengthen. Inspire. Deliver.’
Hosted by the National Cancer Society of Malaysia and supported by the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau. Read more.

Past Congresses

UICC Congresses, in chronological order, include: 

  • 24th PARIS, France 31 October - 3 November 2016
  • 23rd MELBOURNE, Australia December 3-6, 2014 
  • 22nd MONTRÉAL, Canada August 27-30, 2012
  • 21st SHENZHEN, China August 18-21, 2010 
  • 20th GENEVA, Switzerland August 27-31, 2008 
  • 19th WASHINGTON, U.S.A. July 8-12, 2006 
  • 18th OSLO, Norway June 30 - July 4, 2002 
  • 17th RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil  August 1998  
  • 16th NEW DELHI, India October-November 1994 
  • 15th HAMBURG, Germany August 1990 
  • 14th BUDAPEST, Hungary September 1986 
  • 13th SEATTLE, U.S.A. October 1982 
  • 12th BUENOS AIRES, Argentina October 1978 
  • 11th FLORENCE, Italy May 1974 
  • 10th HOUSTON, U.S.A. October 1970 
  • 9th TOKYO, Japan July 1966 
  • 8th MOSCOW, Russia July 1962 
  • 7th LONDON, U.K. July 1958 
  • 6th SAO PAULO, Brazil July 1954 
  • 5th PARIS, France September 1950 
  • 4th ST. LOUIS, U.S.A September 1947 
  • 3rd ATLANTIC CITY, U.S.A. September 1939 
  • 2nd BRUSSELS, Belgium September 1936 
  • 1st MADRID, Spain October 1933