Global Cancer Community

Partners at the Fred Hutch and the University of Washington have joined together to launch a new Global Cancer Community in Seattle. Across the Seattle-metro area, there are several organizations committed to fighting the global cancer burden. The goal of this community is to bring together the diverse experts in the fields of global cancer, global health and academia in the greater Seattle area, including those who work in research, program implementation, capacity building, and advocacy in a global setting, particularly low- and middle- income countries. 

The Global Cancer Community in Seattle launched in late 2019 and is in development. If you would like to learn more or be involved, please contact Fred Hutch Global Oncology Managing Director, Raquel Sanchez ( 

Upcoming National and International Events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several events have been canceled or postponed. Please visit the events' website or contact the organizers for additional details and updates. 


The 2020 Summit on National & Global Cancer Health Disparities

FALL 2020 (Further details TBA) | Bellevue, WA

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the summit scheduled originally for April 2020, will be postponed until Fall 2020. Further details to be announced at a later date. 

The 2020 Summit on National & Global Cancer Health Disparities is planned with the goal of creating momentum to minimize the disparities in cancer care. The summit will feature lectures, discussions and presidential-style debates among leaders across the spectrum of healthcare delivery. It is our hope that this summit will lead us in a direction to help thousands of cancer patients and their families who are still deprived of cutting-edge cancer treatment.

8th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research (ASGCR2020)

[CANCELED] | Washington, DC

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the event was canceled on March 12, 2020. 

The theme of this year's symposium is Creative Approaches to Global Cancer Research and Control. The objectives are to:

  • Provide a venue for the global oncology research community to exchange information to identify potential areas for collaboration
  • Engage in interactive discussion about the findings and potential implications of the 2018-2019 Global Oncology Survey of NCI-Designated Cancer Centers for the global oncology community

11th Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference

[CANCELED] | Washington, DC

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the event has been canceled. For those who were registered, the organizers will create an e-book that will be a compilation of as many presentations they can access from the presenters.  

The conference’s theme, Global Health in a Time of Worldwide Political Change, was selected to reflect the geopolitical shifts that are undermining the ability of the international community to address the threats we face. This is also a challenge that global health is ideally positioned to address. The interdisciplinary and international nature of our field captures the relationships, structures, and skills needed to face the complex threats before us.

The meeting’s six program tracks or subthemes frame our program in a way that will attract biomedical and non-biomedical disciplines across academia, NGOs, government and the private sector.

World Health Summit Regional Meeting

Date TBA (POSTPONED] | Kampala, Uganda

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the event will be postponed from April 27-28, 2020 to a future date. Further details to be announced at a later date.  

The central topics of the Regional Meeting 2020 are in line with the African journey towards meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals and achieving universal health coverage. Topics include health of African youth, advancing technology for health in Africa, infectious diseases and global health security, non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries, and inter-sectoral action for health.

Trans-NCI-NIH Conference on International Perspectives on Integrative Medicine for Cancer Prevention and Cancer Patient Management

May 20-21, 2020 | Bethesda, MD

The main aims of the conference are to discuss the integration of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM) with conventional cancer prevention and treatment approaches in global health, thus forming new approaches to integrative oncology, and discuss approaches for strengthening Integrative Oncology research in low-and-middle-income-countries (LMICs). The conference will offer a venue to discuss major public health needs, and to describe current research and development efforts in global cancer integrative oncology, and is intended to facilitate scientific collaborations and interactions, to foster the development of new research programs in this important field.

6th Annual Oncology Nurse Advisor (ONA) Navigation Summit

[CANCELED) | Seattle, WA

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the summit has been canceled.  However, the event organizers plan to deliver all of the content in a digital format. 

The Oncology Nurse Advisor (ONA) Navigation Summit is celebrating its 6th year in vibrant Seattle, Washington. Discover the latest technologies and treatments in sessions, with daily keynotes delivered by acclaimed experts. Meet and develop lasting relationships with fellow nurse navigators from across the country and earn CNE credits in the process. The ONA Navigation Summit is a can’t miss opportunity for experienced and brand new nurse navigators alike.

Fred Hutch Survivorship Program 5th Symposium on Cancer Survivorship for Clinicians

June 12-13, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Event organizers are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will make a decision on the status of the event by May 31, 2020. 

With survivorship now recognized as a distinct phase of care in the cancer continuum, the focus turns to surveillance for, and management of, long-term and late effects that occur as a result of cancer and its treatment, as well as the health promotion and prevention of disease strategies that are particularly important for cancer survivors. This conference, featuring speakers who are the leaders in the field of cancer survivorship, covers an important and increasingly relevant gap in the medical education of clinicians who care for cancer survivors.

World Cancer Congress

October 20-22, 2020 | Muscat, Oman

The World Cancer Congress (WCC) is a an award winning international conference which encourages effective knowledge transfer and best practices exchange amongst over 3,500 cancer control and public health experts from 130 countries. The World Cancer Congress aims to strengthen the participants' action and impact on national, regional and international scales through a multidisciplinary programm that features the latest successful interventions in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.

Present your work on one of the most internationally recognized platforms in cancer control, hear from the best experts across the full spectrum of cancer control, and spark new collaborations with peers from over 130 countries.

The 39th World Cancer Conference

November 25-26, 2020 | Rome, Italy

The aim of this conference is Amalgamation of innovations in cancer treatment.  World Cancer 2020 is comprised of many interactive scientific sessions as well as various diagnostic and therapeutic advancements in cancer. It is an initiative to unite the diverse research and business communities working in this field under a one roof to explore every single aspect of oncology. The conference will be a platform for all the oncologists, haematologists, research scholars, students who are working in this field to exchange their knowledge related to Oncology Research. This international event is an effort to understand the underlying biological procedures which are amended to increase effectiveness, precision, survivability and quality of life.

Organizations within the Global Cancer Community

Raquel Sanchez

Managing Director, Global Oncology

If you have any questions or are interested in becoming involved in the Global Cancer Community, please email us.