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Submit an Abstract to SSO 2020 by Monday, Oct. 7

The Scientific Program Committee of the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) invites you to submit your abstract for presentation consideration at the 2020 International Conference on Surgical Cancer Care (formerly known as the SSO Annual Cancer Symposium). SSO 2020 will take place March 25-28 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Abstracts may be submitted in ten different solid-tumor categories, as well as categories for Quality Improvement/Clinical Outcomes, Team Science, Disparities in Surgical Oncologic Care and video.

The Call for Abstracts will close on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 11:59 ET. Abstract notifications will be sent by mid-November, 2019.

Presenters of all accepted SSO 2020 abstracts are strongly encouraged to submit their manuscript to Annals of Surgical Oncology (ASO). Authors of all abstracts accepted for plenary or parallel session oral presentation will be required to submit their manuscript to ASO within one month of the conclusion of SSO 2020. Additional information regarding manuscript submissions is available on the SSO 2020 website.

Please note that abstracts may be simultaneously submitted and presented at SSO Advanced Cancer Therapies.

For support in the abstract development process, please view the on-demand educational webinar, The Framework to Submitting a Successful Abstract, available free of charge to SSO members at ExpertED@SSO.

Submit Your Abstracts for SSO 2020

The SSO Scientific Program Committee invites you to submit your abstracts and videos for SSO 2020, the International Conference on Surgical Cancer Care™. Present your work on a global stage to more than 2,000 leaders in surgical oncology. For a complete list of abstract categories click here. The deadline to submit an abstract for SSO 2020 is October, 7, 2020. Submit your abstract at

SSO 2020 will feature the debut of SSO HUB, a new interactive experience that replaces the conventional exhibit hall. Disease-focused zones and the HUB Main Stage will present an array of programs including clinical trial updates, challenging and controversial case reviews and friendly debates. Plan now to be a part of this dynamic new experience.

Advanced Cancer Therapies Call for Abstracts is Open

The Call for Abstracts is also open for Advanced Cancer Therapies, formerly known as the International Symposium on Regional Cancer Therapies. Advanced Cancer Therapies is SSO’s surgical oncology event that focuses on regional therapies including HIPEC, regional limb infusions and perfusions for sarcomas melanomas and other diseases. Submit your abstract in one of six categories including:

  • Peritoneal Metastases
  • Liver Applied Research
  • Limb/Sarcoma/Melanoma
  • Other (please specify)
  • Clinical Trials

The abstract deadline is October 16, 2019. For more information or to submit an abstract click here.

For support in the abstract process watch the on demand ExpertED webinar, The Framework to Submitting a Successful Abstract, available for free to SSO members. This webinar will help to increase knowledge of proficient scientific abstract formulation and the ability to practically apply this knowledge in the submission process for consideration by scientific symposia program committees.

World Cancer Day Live on Facebook

World Cancer Day 2020 campaign on Facebook.

Be the first to know more on the official launch of the second year of the ‘I Am and I Will’ World Cancer Day campaign on Facebook.
Towards the 20th anniversary of the World Cancer Day in 2020, join the UICC team and members from the Cancer Association of South Africa and the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon, who will offer an inside look into what will drive their World Cancer Day planning.

Tuesday 4 September, 2019

3pm CET/ 9am EST / 2pm GMT & WET / 3pm CAT / 11pm AEDT

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Visit the World Cancer Day website to learn more

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) Newsletter August 2019

Get the latest events from the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) Newsletter August 2019.


What’s New

  • New members joined the UICC community
  • Announcement of the 2019/2020 cohort of Young Leaders
  • Call for applications: 2019 Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International (YY) Study Grants
  • Countdown towards the global elimination of Cervical Cancer
...and much more.

Read UICC newsletter content here

Applications are being Accepted for the SSO 2020 International Career Development Exchange Program

Apply by October 4, 2019 for the opportunity to receive a grant to attend SSO 2020 in Boston, MA, March 25 - 28, 2020 and visit a U.S. Cancer Instiution.

SSO Active International members are being offered an opportunity by the Society of Surgical Oncology to apply for the SSO 2020 International Career Development Exchange (ICDE) program.

The two selected recipients will attend SSO 2020, which will take place in Boston, Massachusetts on March 25-28, 2020. Following SSO 2020, the recipients will visit one U.S. cancer institution to observe procedures, clinics and conferences for one week. The successful candidates will receive complimentary SSO 2020 registration and a stipend of $3,000 USD to assist with travel and accommodation costs.

To learn more about this opportunity and submit an application, please visit the ICDE page on the SSO website. The deadline to submit an application & all supporting documentation is Friday, October 4, 2019.

Notifications will be sent out to all applicants by mid-November 2018.
For any additional questions, please contact Ana Olivares, Manager, Global Programs at

Apply for the International Development and Education Award (IDEA) and IDEA in Palliative Care (IDEA-PC)

Application period for the International Development and Education Award (IDEA) opens August 1!

The International Development and Education Award (IDEA) provides support for early-career oncologists in low- and middle-income countries to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting and visit a cancer center in the United States or Canada.

Modeled after the IDEA program, IDEA in Palliative Care is designed for those who are interested in palliative medicine. Both programs provide continuing medical education, assists in career development, and help recipients establish strong relationships with leading ASCO members who serve as scientific mentors. In addition, recipients receive three years of complimentary ASCO membership. IDEA and IDEA-PC are supported by Conquer Cancer®, the ASCO Foundation.


Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for the IDEA and IDEA-PC:
  • Be a current resident of a country classified by the World Bank as an LMC and have limited resources to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting.
  • Not have completed more than one academic year of “formal training” (for instance, attended medical school, participated in internships, fellowships, or residency programs) in a country classified by the World Bank as High-Income.
  • Be a Full Member, Member-in-Training, or International Corresponding member of ASCO; or submit a membership application in one of these categories.
  • Applicants should be less than 10 years past their oncology training program.
  • Applicants must be fluent in English (both writing and speaking).
  • Must have a demonstrated interest in integrating palliative and supportive care into his/her institution. This may be shown by attending courses on the topic, participating in related clinical activities, etc.(IDEA-PC Applicants Only)

Applications are due October 31, 2019, by 11:59 PM ET.

Visit the website to learn more

SOCRON presents Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course (MCMC) 2019

Society of Oncology and Cancer Research of Nigeria presents Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course

Theme: Implementation of Resource-Level Appropriate Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Management

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos
Date: Thursday 11th – Saturday 13th July, 2019
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

For more information, please contact us

Visit the conference website for more information

Training Workshop on Cancer Registration and Epidemiology

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) of Nigeria and the National System of Cancer Registries (NSCR) present A Training Workshop on Cancer Registration and Epidemiology.

Institute of Human Virology,
Maina Court, Central Business District,

June 18 – 21, 2019

For more information, see the NSCR website

ABC Global Alliance - Next Events and Initiatives

12-15 JUNE 2019
Workshop during the reach to recovery international conference

The Alliance of Women with Breast Cancer will be hosting their 19th Reach to Recovery International Breast Cancer Support Conference with a theme - improving communication skills in cancer
Venue is Prague, Czech Republic.
The event is scheduled to bring together patients and medical professionals from around the world to address the needs of women with breast cancer. Delegates will be invited to discuss important themes such as breast cancer in young women, body image after breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer or conditions psychological aspects. In addition, there shall be lots of networking, socializing, and a number of opportunities for the sharing of best practices.
For the end of the conference a very special event is being prepared. Prague will be hosting its 19th Avon Walk. They are inviting everyone to participate in one of the largest breast cancer awareness walks in the world and feel the power of support of thousands of participants.

Wednesday 12 June opens with Pre-conference Workshops
Thursday, 13 June is the Opening Ceremony after which there will be series of plenary and parallel sessions
Friday continues with plenary and parallel sessions which will be followed by Gala Dinner and a Poster Guided Tour

Topics for the plenary sessions include;
- Breast cancer in young women, catching it early
- Holistic cancer care,
- Metastatic breast cancer: discussion of the different needs of and issues faced by patients with advanced breast cancer, the latest in research and treatment.
The concurrent sessions will feature Breast cancer in young women, Importance of education and advocacy, Patient navigation, Holistic cancer care – role and types of complementary care Metastatic breast cancer, Body image after breast cancer Psychological aspect of breast cancer, Myth-busting – dispelling the myths about breast cancer among others

Saturday 15 June is the Closing Ceremony & RRI Awards thereafter, the Avon Walk
Registration Guidelines
All participants are enjoined to register via the Online Registration Form
Online registration will be closed on May 30, 2019

June 24, 2019

Theme: Year in review: latest advances in the field of abc
Expert: O. Pagani, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI), Bellizona, CH
Discussant: F. Cardoso, Champalimaud Clinical Center, Lisbon, PT

16-17 November, 2019
Lisborn Portugal

Abc global alliance will be having their meeting. Details of the meeting will be communicated later.

ASCO 2019 Abstract Titles and Full Program Released

Abstract Titles and Full Program Are Now Available for the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting

Venue: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
Date: May 31 – June 4, 2019

See the iPlanner website for the full list of sessions.

See more resources to make the most of your time at ASCO 2019

Applications Open for the UICC's 2019-20 Young Leaders Programme

The call for applications for our 2019-20 Young Leaders Programme will be open from Thursday 25th April until Sunday 16th June 2019.

The 12-month programme aims to identify and support aspiring young professionals in cancer control, providing unique opportunities for professional development and fostering a group of individuals who can become successful leaders in cancer control and the wider global health community.

Seven individuals will be selected this year and the programme cycle will commence at the 2019 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in Kazakhstan and conclude at the 2020 World Cancer Congress in Oman. Successful applicants benefit from peer-to-peer learning, connecting and networking with experienced leaders, as well as the chance to engage and participate in recognised international and regional events. At the end of the programme, they will become part of the UICC Young Leaders Alumni community - a proactive and prestigious network who support and actively engage with UICC.

Individuals who fit the following criteria are welcome to submit applications:

  • Up to 40 years of age
  • Emerging cancer control professional with demonstrated impact in their network/organisation
  • Fluent in English (both spoken and written) for successful interaction at an international level
  • Self-starter with proven experience in community engagement and mobilisation in their local setting

Past Young Leaders have benefitted from the programme by accessing improved cancer data, advancing cancer advocacy efforts, as well as joining UICC's Board of Directors. For further information regarding the programme and the application process, please visit the official website or contact the team at

Visit UICC's Young Leaders Programme website to learn more

World Cancer Day 2019: Goodwill Message from SOCRON

As another World Cancer Day (WCD) arrives on Monday, February 4, 2019, the Society of Oncology and Cancer Research of Nigeria (SOCRON) sincerely acknowledges and thanks all individuals and groups that are unrelenting in tackling cancer epidemic in Nigeria and across the globe.

SOCRON believes in improving cancer care and prevention. We focus on our mission of developing the capacity of health care workers in Nigeria to manage patients with cancer and conduct research in cancer to minimize cancer burden in our society. Reports have it that between 30-50% of all cancer cases are preventable, and prevention offers the most cost-effective long-term strategy for the control of cancer. Over a third of all cancers can be prevented by reducing exposure to risk factors such as tobacco, obesity, physical inactivity, infections, alcohol, environmental pollution, occupational carcinogens and radiation. Prevention of certain cancers may also be effective through vaccination against the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), helping to protect against liver cancer and cervical cancer respectively. Reducing exposures to other carcinogens such as environmental pollution, occupational carcinogens and radiation could help prevent further cancers. Besides, several cancers can be identified early to improve chances of successful treatment outcomes, often at lower costs and with fewer or less significant side effects for patients. There are cost-effective ways to detect breast, cervical and other cancers early.

We call on government to implement national policies and programmes to raise awareness, reduce exposure to cancer risk factors, and ensure that people are provided with the information and support they need to adopt healthy lifestyles. We also implore individuals, corporate bodies, societies and NGOs to do more in cancer care and in boosting cancer research and training activities. With these, the global target of a 25% reduction in premature deaths from cancer and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 2025 is possible. I am unstoppable and I will fight for a cancer-free world!

Download official statement

Visit World Cancer day website

Applications Open for the 2019 Long-term International Fellowship (LIFe)

The Long-term International Fellowship is a one-year, $115,000 grant that provides early-career oncologists in low- to middle-income countries the support and resources needed to advance their training in the United States, Canada, or the European Union. Following the fellowship, recipients return to their home institution and use the training and experience from the fellowship to effect change in cancer care in their home country. Application deadline is January 3, 2019.

Global Oncology Young Investigator Award

ASCO’s Conquer Cancer Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2019 Global Oncology Young Investigator Award (GO YIA). The Global Oncology YIA is a one-year grant that provides between $25,000 to $50,000 in research funding to investigators in their last year of training or first two years of employment to encourage and promote quality research in global oncology and to develop the next generation of researchers to address global health needs.

Apply Now
The application deadline is September 25, 2018, 11:59 PM (EDT). Recipients will be notified in April 2019.

For more information, please visit CONQUER.ORG/global-oncology-yia. “Global oncology” refers to the application of the concepts of global health to cancer, and implies an approach to the practice of oncology that acknowledges the reality of limited resources in most parts of the world. The Global Oncology Young Investigator Award is intended to support:

  • Research by investigators in low resource settings on scientific questions specific to those settings. This research has the potential to offer “reverse innovation” insights that could influence practice in a wide range of practice settings.
  • Research by investigators in high resource settings on issues in resource-limited settings.
  • Collaborative research (high and low resource investigators) on questions of shared concern, such as studying a cancer type that affects a small population in the United States but is common in another country.
Applicants are encouraged to be innovative in their research proposal. Proposed research projects could include, but are not limited to:
  • Clinical and translational research
  • Innovative care delivery
  • Prevention and palliative care
  • Implementation research
  • Health systems, outcomes, and economics research related to cancer control and care
Please note the following:
  • Applications from within and outside the United States are welcome.
  • Applicants must be an ASCO member or must submit a membership application with the grant application. To apply for membership or to renew an existing membership, visit
  • Applications must be completed in English.
  • Applications must be submitted online.
Prospective applicants can submit questions to

Applications due in two weeks for the TIDIRC (Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer) Training

Application period open through February 9, 2018 12pm ET!

One of the most critical issues impeding improvements in the health of people across the cancer control continuum today is the enormous gap between what we know can optimize health and what gets implemented in everyday practice. The science of dissemination and implementation (D&I) seeks to address this gap by understanding how best to ensure that evidence-based strategies to improve health and prevent disease are effectively delivered in clinical and public health practice.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) is hosting this training institute to provide participants with a thorough grounding in conducting D&I research with a specific focus on cancer, across the cancer control continuum. In 2018, the institute will utilize a combination of a 4-month online course (six modules with related assignments) between March 15 and June 29, 2018, and a 2-day in-person training to be held July 9 and 10, 2018, in Bethesda, MD. Faculty and guest lecturers will consist of leading experts in theory, implementation science in cancer, and evaluation approaches to D&I; creating partnerships and multilevel, transdisciplinary research teams; research design, methods, and analyses appropriate for D&I; and conducting research at different and multiple levels of intervention (e.g., clinical, community, policy). This training institute has been adapted from the broader Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH), organized by NIH and the VA over the past seven years
This training is designed for investigators at any career stage interested in conducting D&I research with a focus on the cancer control continuum. There is no cost associated with the training. Invited participants are required to cover related travel expenses to the Washington D.C. area for the in-person meeting. More answers to common questions can be found on the site FAQ

Please see the Training Institute website for participant eligibility and to apply.
We are looking forward to receiving your applications!


Launch of 2018 WCC Preliminary Programme and Call for Abstracts

The International Union Against Cancer (UICC) has officially launched the 2018 World Cancer Congress (WCC) preliminary programme and call for abstracts. Almost 90 multidisciplinary sessions staging more than 400 speakers from about 80 countries have been handpicked for their innovative practice in cancer implementation science to create the preliminary programme of this year’s Congress.

This brings together leading organisations in research, clinical practices, epidemiology, policy recommendation, women’s cancers, public health and primary care interventions, patient engagement and survivorship, cancer delivery and resource management, and more. Submission of abstract papers featuring your successful advocacy / fundraising campaign or scientific study is open until 31 March, 2018
For registration and submission of abstract, see details.

Applications Open for the 2018 Long-term International Fellowship (LIFe)

The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Long-term International Fellowship is a one-year, $115,000 grant that provides early-career oncologists in low- to middle-income countries the support and resources needed to advance their training in the United States, Canada, or the European Union.

Following the fellowship, recipients return to their home institution and use the training and experience from the fellowship to effect change in cancer care in their home country. Applications are due January 19, 2018, at 11:59 PM (EST).
Learn more and apply today