Press Registration Now Open for Uppsala Health Summit 2018 on Cancer Challenges

Press release
4 June 2018

The challenges of future cancer care are in focus when Uppsala Health Summit 2018 opens next week. The annual summit will be attended by important international actors from health organisations, academia, industry, civil society and policy organisations.

The number of people who fall ill in cancer is increasing globally. Medical advancements open up unprecedented opportunities for slowing down and treat cancer, but the gap between what is medically possible and what healthcare can provide is constantly growing. Many important discoveries do not benefit individual patients as they are either too expensive, do not live up to regulatory standards or access is unequally distributed in society. A recent report, published ahead of the meeting, points to the underused potential of many the new treatments and drugs, and the obstacles associated with their use. The goal of Uppsala Health Summit is to meet across sector borders, share experiences and generate insights that can help advance cancer care globally.

Time and Place: Uppsala Castle, Uppsala, 14–15 June, 09:00–17:00.

Journalists are welcome on both days. To sign up, please register using this link:

All plenary sessions and workshops are open to journalists. Please note that participation in workshops require registration which is only valid for one workshop on each day. Moving between workshops during ongoing discussions is not permitted.

Click here for the summit programme.

Download the Uppsala Health Summit Pre-Conference Report.

Links to previous press releases:
Uppsala Health Summit Report: "Time to ask tough questions about cancer" (28 May 2018)

World Cancer Day 2018: Better cancer care in focus at Uppsala Health Summit 2018 (2 Feb 2018)

For enquiries, please contact Uppsala University Senior Press Officer Anneli Waara,
tel: +46 18 070 425 07 18, or Press Officer Linda Koffmar, tel: +46 70 425 08 64, or