Frequently asked

If you have any questions, it’s likely that somebody else has asked them before; you can find the answers to the most frequently asked questions here.

What is World Cancer Research Day?

This initiative was originally designed to contribute to the objectives of the World Cancer Declaration in promoting cancer research and keeping its momentum going. It aims to accomplish the scientific advances that will lead towards achieving the goal that brings us together: to defeat cancer.

When is World Cancer Research Day?

24th of September.

Is World Cancer Research Day a registered charity?

No, is an international movement promoted by organizations around the world.

What is the theme for this year?

“Cancer Research Works: Driving Progress Together”

Who can get involved?

Anyone, individuals and organizations, by endorsing the World Declaration for Research on Cancer, and spreading the word.

How can I get involved?

Your support will help us move forward towards a tomorrow without cancer. There are many ways to join de movement, find yours and make World Cancer Research Day grow.

  • Sign the declaration 
  • Register your activity 
  • Share on your social media 
  • Organize your event, nothing is too small 
  • Use the campaign materials 
  • Become a supporting organization
How can I help with the translation of World Cancer Research Day materials?

You can contact with you interest.

May I use the materials available on the website?

Yes, of course.

If I use the World Cancer Research Day materials, do I need to mention your website or include the WCRD logo?

It is mandatory to include the WCRD logo when using the campaign materials. For social media posts, please include the campaign hashtag #WorldCancerResearchDay. You can also include the link to the WCRD website to provide further information about this global initiative.

Can I add the logo of my organisation to the materials, for example on the poster? And how?

Yes, you can add your organization’s logo. You can find the editable files in the materials section. We recommend you to place your logo on the opposite side where the World Cancer Research Day is placed.

How can I inform about a World Cancer Research Day -related activity? Can the WCRD technical secretariat help with the dissemination of my activity?

Please, send all information to the WCRD technical secretariat: The WCRD technical secretariat can help with the dissemination through the WCRD social media accounts.