World Cancer Congress 2022 - Why should you take part?

World Cancer Congress 2022 Register

The World Cancer Congress is a recognised international conference that encourages effective knowledge transfer and best practices exchange amongst global cancer control and health experts.

  • 18-20 October 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland organised by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
  • The World Cancer Congress 2022 provides a stage for some of the most influential stakeholders in public health and cancer control
  • More than 1,500 scientists, medical specialists, NGO and civil society representatives, ministers of health, high-level United Nations representatives and people living with or affected by cancer are expected
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  • A rich and innovative programme: follow sessions delivered in-person in Geneva and via a dedicated online digital platform 
  • High-level keynote speakersmeet and connect with forward-thinking leaders
  • A specifically crafted Leaders' programme: connect with the most influential decision-makers in public health
  • Inspirational plenary sessions and a flagship session on tobacco control
  • Abstract-led sessions showcasing implementation science, best practices in policy and advocacy as well as fundraising campaigns 
  • Popular "Big Debates" about trending topics in cancer control


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Highlights of the programme:

  • Improving access to cancer medicines in low-income regions
  • Advances in cancer screening, diagnostics and treatment, including vaccines, immunotherapy, artificial intelligence and precision medicine
  • Tobacco control – countering industry influence, regulating new products such as e-cigarettes, discussions on the “generational ban” implemented notably in New Zealand
  • The threat of antimicrobial resistance for cancer patients, the need for infection control and the rational use of drugs
  • The right to assisted dying – approaches and cultural contexts
  • COVID-19, Universal Health Coverage and cancer control
  • Hearing from people living with cancer – breaking the taboo around cancer and sexuality
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The World Cancer Congress is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and supports the organisation's mission: 'to unite and support the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to ensure that cancer control continues to be a priority in the world health and development agenda'.

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 (UICC) in 2010. The last edition took place in Malaysia in 2018. The Congress received awards for 'Best Conference Development' and ‘Best use of social media’ at the 2016 and 2017 Association Excellence Awards.

Register now to:

  • Participate in one of the most powerful connecting platforms in cancer control
  • Raise your voice on a global stage and contribute to accelerating progress in the fight against cancer 
  • Engage in-person with the most influential experts and leaders in global cancer control 
  • Make valuable and inspirational connections through facilitated networking 
  • Join one of the training opportunities offered as part of the programme
  • Access all content on the dedicated online platform for up to 3 months after the event


Friday, July 1, 2022