The World Cancer Congress

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The World Cancer Congress (WCC) is a recognised international conference which encourages effective knowledge transfer and best practices exchange amongst over 2,500 cancer control and public health experts from 150 countries.

It aims to strengthen the participants' action and impact on national, regional and international scales through a multidisciplinary programme that features the latest successful interventions in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.

The Congress was awarded 'Best Conference Development' at the 2016 International & European Associations Awards and 'Best use of social media' at the 2017 Association Excellence Awards.

The World Cancer Congress is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) -  which was recognised with Membership Engagement Award - and supports the organisation's purpose statement 'to unite the cancer community, reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity and integrate cancer into the world's health and development agenda'.

It takes place every two years in a different country and is hosted by a local member of UICC.

2018 World Cancer Congress

The 2018 Congress was hosted by the National Cancer Society of Malaysia and took place from 1-4 October in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

Access the full programme.

World Cancer Congress Stats & Figures

2018 World Cancer Congress in numbers
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Congress video