Don't miss the opportunity to present your work in cancer control to experts from all over the world.

From advocacy to fundraising campaigns or scientific studies, we want to hear from you!

The call for abstracts is now open and will close on 8 May 2020. 

Submit your abstract


Abstract submissions open
Wednesday 15 January 2020
Deadline for abstract submissions
Friday 8 May 2020 (Midnight CET)
Notifications on the status of a submission
2 weeks from the abstract submission
Notifications on the abstract presentation format and scheduling 
Wednesday 15 July 2020
Registration deadline for all abstract presenters 
Friday 28 August 2020


Each accepted abstract submitter who wishes to present their abstract at the 2020 World Cancer Congress needs to register online BEFORE 28 August 2020 - HERE. After which date their abstract presentation will be withdrawn from the programme. If you have already registered for the Congress, you do not need to register again.



"My participation broadened my outlook and lectures were varied, the presentation of my abstract gave me an opportunity to present, and I was happy that my presentation was well received and appreciated"

Delegate via 2018 WCC Survey

1. Submission category

Three types of submissions are welcomed at the Congress:

  1. Abstracts on scientific studies describing the collection, analysis and interpretation of cancer-relevant data (clinical, behavioural, epidemiological, etc)
  2. Summaries of practice, policy and advocacy reports with impact describing innovative cancer and NCD programmes in detection, care, support, prevention, organisation.
  3. Summaries of fundraising campaign reports describing programmes to build public support to fund or donate to cancer and NCD control causes.
2. Review process and format of presentations

A two-tier review process has been put in place for abstracts submitted as part of the Congress.

In the first-tier review process, the Abstract Committee will screen each submission and each submitter will be notified within two weeks if their abstract has been accepted or rejected. 

Accepted abstracts will undergo a secondary review process conducted via an International Panel of Reviewers, once the call for abstracts has closed (8 May 2020).

Abstracts with the highest average score will be presented at the World Cancer Congress under one of the following formats:

  • Abstract oral: 8-minute presentation in front of a large audience (approximately 100 people)
  • Rapid Fire: 3-minute presentation in front of a large audience (approximately 100 people)
  • E-poster pod presentation: 3-minute presentation in an e-pod. The e-poster will be displayed on an e-poster screen and presented at a given time during one of the networking breaks. Each e-pod presentation will take place in an e-poster pod seating approximately 35 people.

Each accepted abstract will be available for consultation on the 2020 WCC abstract e-library.

Please read the complete submission guidelines here.


NEW - Nomination to UICC Awards - For UICC MEmbers only

The UICC Members Awards aim to identify and celebrate the exceptional contributions made by UICC members and inspire the cancer control community through their efforts.

By submitting an abstract, UICC members will be eligible to a nomination in one of the award categories listed below:

  • Best advocacy with impact report
  • Best Public-Private partnership initiative 
  • Best scientific abstract 

The nominees in each category will be announced at the start of July 2020. Winners within each category will be announced on 22 October during the Closing Ceremony of the 2020 World Cancer Congress in Oman.

IAEA will support some Abstract travel grants

The IAEA invites project counterparts to share their experiences and good practices at the Congress, and will, through its technical cooperation programme, finance participation for a limited number of participants who meet strict criteria. For more information visit the dedicated webpage HERE.