Despite the continuing COVID-19 outbreak the second annual London Global Cancer Week took place, from Sunday 15th to Friday 20th November. 90 speakers from 33 countries participated in 23 virtual events over the six days. Drawing a diverse and inclusive global audience, discussions ranged from the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on cancer research and the care of cancer patients in LMICs to the global call for the elimination of cervical cancer and the need for increased investment in addressing childhood cancers and continuing vigilance over the tobacco industry.
Filmed recordings of the events will be uploaded to the LGCW 2020 website at www.lgcw.org.uk where viewers will be able to watch and listen to contributions by speakers from WHO, IARC, IAEA, the Commonwealth, AORTIC, The Lancet Oncology, SLACOM and LACOG and Chatham House, as well by INCTR partners the African Cancer Registry Network, Alliance Mondiale Contre le Cancer, Two World Collaboration, and INCTR Belgium in collaboration with the Good Clinical Practice Alliance (GCPA). London Global Cancer Week 2020 has been supported by sponsorship from The Lancet Oncology, Roche and Bristol Myers Squibb. Next year’s London Global Cancer Week will run from Sunday 14 November to Friday 19 November 2021.