Scottish Cancer Prevention Network

World Cancer Congress in Paris

The World Cancer Congress is an award winning conference that is now acknowledged by the global cancer community as the leading international event in cancer implementation science. Delegates thrive on its programme’s stimulating and innovative features which enable them to exchange best practices in cancer control in a collaborative and inspiring environment. This global conference represents a unique opportunity for the global cancer and wider health community to network, learn, develop meaningful collaborations and drive change together.

The World Cancer Congress is run by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and takes place every two years in a different country, always hosted by a UICC member organisation. The conference is aligned with UICC’s purpose statement of uniting the cancer community, to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity and to integrate cancer into the world’s health and development agenda.

With the inclusion of cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the post-2015 development agenda, the 2016 World Cancer Congress theme, ’Mobilising action – Inspiring change’, will provide an even more opportune platform for Congress delegates to build on this momentum and continue to expand their scope of influence and action for the successful implementation of these global commitments in their own settings.