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2018 World Cancer Congress

Organising Committee

Chair: Prof. Sanchia ArandaPresident, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Switzerland and Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Council Australia
Dr. Cary Adams, Chief Executive Officer, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Switzerland
Dr. Bassim Al Bahrani, Chief Executive Officer, National Oncology Centre, the Royal Hospital Muscat, Oman
Dr. Wahid Alkharusi, President, Oman Cancer Association, Oman
Miss Katie Dain, Executive Director, The Non Communicable Diseases Alliance (NCDA), United Kingdom
Dr. Anil D’Cruz, Co-chair of the 2018 WCC Programme Committee, UICC Board Member and Director, Tata Memorial Hospital, India
Dr André Ilbawi, Technical Officer, Department for Management of Non-communicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Dr. Yeul Hong Kim, Chairman, Korean Cancer Association, Korea
Mrs. Jessica Mathieu, Head of Congress & Events, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Switzerland
Prof. Diana Sarfati, Co-Head of Department of Public Health, University of Otago and Director of the Cancer and Chronic Conditions (C3) research group, New Zealand
Mr Terry Slevin, Co-chair of the 2018 WCC Programme Committee, and Chief Executive Officer of Public Health Association of Australia
Dr. Saunthari Somasudaram, Chair of the 2018 WCC Host Committee, UICC Board Member and President / Medical Director, National Cancer Society Malaysia, Malaysia


View the Programme Committee members, including the co-chairs of each programme track.

Abstract committee 

Chairs​Prof. David Hill, Honorary Associate Cancer Council Australia, Australia and Ms Neha Tripathi, Director International Affairs, Cancer Aid Society India and UICC past Young Leader, India
Mrs Hana Chaar Choueib, General Manager, Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL), Lebanon
Ms Sondra Davoren, Senior Legal Policy Advisor, Cancer Council Victoria, Australia 
Mrs Maria Gandara, Head of CEO Office, Macmillan Cancer Support, UK 
Dr Prakash Gupta, Director, Healis - Sekhsaria Institute of Public Health, India
Prof. Dr Harry de Koning, Professor of Public Health & Screening Evaluation, Erasmus Medical Center, The Netherlands
Dr Brenda Kostelecky, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), USA
Dr Lisa Whop, Research Fellow, Menzies Centre of Health Research, Australia
Prof. Asma Quessar, Professor and Researcher Hematology, Université Hassan II de Casablanca, Morocco 
Dr Virginia Senkomago, Senior Service Fellow/Epidemiologist, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control CDC, USA
Dr Anna Ugalde, Research Fellow, Deakin University, Australia

host committee

Chair: Dr. Saunthari Somasudaram, UICC Board Member and President / Medical Director, National Cancer Society Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr. Gerard Lim Chin Chye, Head of Radiotherapy & Oncology, Institut Kanser Negara
Dr. Matin Mellor, President, Malaysian Oncological Society
Dr. Nor Saleha Ibrahim Tamin, Senior Principal Assistant Director & Head of Cancer Unit, Ministry Of Health
Prof. Dr. Nur Aishah Binti Mohd Taib, Consultant Breast Surgeon, University Malaya Medical Centre, UMMC
Dr. Teo Soo Hwang, CEO, Cancer Research Malaysia

Mr. Albert Ching, CEO, Singapore Cancer Society, Singapore
Ms. Carmen Auste, Cancer Warriors Foundation, Phillippines
HRH Princess Dina Mired, President-elect, UICC, Jordan
Ms. Iris Leung, CEO, Hong Kong Anti Cancer Society, Hong Kong, China
Prof. Jeff Dunn, UICC Board Member, Australia
Prof. Ying Wang, Secretary General, China Anti-Cancer Association (CACA), China

All Committee members have been listed by alphabetic order within each group.
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