World Cancer Day 2021: Global Press Release


World Cancer Day 2021 Global Press Release now available

Celebrating the international cancer community's considerable resilience in adapting and innovating to overcome the challenges of COVID-19, this year's World Cancer Day global press story is now exclusively available to UICC members in English, French, Portuguese (Brazilian) and Spanish.
To support our members in engaging the media in the lead up to World Cancer Day on 4th February, the template press release is adaptable to your own organisation. We invite you to tailor it with local examples and testimonies as well as include a quote from a spokesperson from your organisation. 

Please note: the global press release may only be sent to journalists starting from Wednesday 20th January (in your timezone) at which point the dedicated "Cancer and COVID-19" web page will be launched.

Click here to access the resources

We ask that you do not share this link externally. 

Register for the member webinar

We invite all UICC members who plan to engage journalists for World Cancer Day or who are planning to promote the global press story on social media to a dedicated webinar.

Join the team for a first preview of the Cancer and COVID-19 dedicated web page featuring member stories captured from this past year, as well as an overview of the media activity planned for the Day.  

To attend a session, please choose a time below and register online by following the respective link (please note these will be repeat sessions).  

Monday 18th January 
9:00 CET (convert to your local time zone here)

Register here

Monday 18th January 
18:00 CET (convert to your local time zone here

Register here
Registration is essential.

Please feel free to send your questions ahead of time to Media and Communications Manager, Eric Grant at  

How to Guide: Get the media talking 

For tips and guidance on how best to use World Cancer Day for impactful news coverage, download our Press & Media How to Guide.  

English | Arabic | Brazilian Portuguese | French | Spanish 

Share your press release 

If you would like to share your World Cancer Day media release, please send a copy to and we will share it on the World Cancer Day website. 


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