Award winners celebrated at the Congress


The UICC Awards were presented during the Closing Ceremony by UICC’s Past President, HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan. They recognised the remarkable leadership, best abstracts and inspiring campaigns by UICC members and the cancer community. External judging panels selected the winners among outstanding finalists.

Lancet Oncology

The winners of Best CEO and Best World Cancer Day Campaign had already been announced during UICC’s General Assembly prior to the Congress but received their awards live on stage at the Congress.

The three Abstract Awards winners and the nominees were selected by a panel jury composed of the WCC Abstract Committee co-chairs (Prof. David Hill and Jean King), UICC President (Prof. Anil D'Cruz), and in cooperation with the Lancet Oncology represented in the panel by its Editor-in-Chief (Prof. David Collingridge). 

Best scientific abstract

Winner: Zihao Zou, The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University

Title: The Prognostic Value of PIK3CA Mutations in Neoadjuvant Anti-HER2 Therapy of Breast Cancer: A Meta-Analysis (ID:1332)

Registration sponsored by CACA

Shortlisted / or finalists: Georgios Lyratzopoulos / Shane Johnson, Cancer Research UK; Ru Chen

Cancer Hospital Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences


Best fundraising campaign report

Winner: Elina Viitaniemi, ESCA CancerSupport

Title: Steps for CancerSupport: Fundraising and awareness building in a hybrid environment (ID:1123)

Shortlisted: Anish Mathew, Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP); Todd Harper, Cancer Council Victoria


Best advocacy, policy, and practice report

Winner: Kate Broun, Cancer Council Victoria

Title: Lessons learnt from 5 years of prioritising bowel screening, 2017-2021 (ID: 1169)

Shortlisted: Ditte Marie Bruune, Danish Cancer Society; Nehal Khanna, Tata Memorial Hospital


The UICC Awards have been remitted to the winners as follow:

Best CEO Award: To highlight the diversity of leadership approaches during the last two very challenging COVID years, the judges decided that the 2022 CEO Award should be presented to all three finalists: Hana Chaar Choueib, General Manager, Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL); Diana Sarfati, Chief Executive Officer, Te Aho o Te Kahu, Cancer Control Agency, New Zealand; Murallitharan Munisamy, Managing Director, National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM).

22 November 2022