Special Awards

To promote excellence in the global cancer research, Cancer World Congress has initiated a scheme of Awards to recognize the outstanding research contributions made by professionals and inspire the cancer research community.

The aim of these Awards is to promote the active involvement of young researchers in the Cancer field. We encourage Students, Doctoral students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Young Cancer Researchers to submit their abstracts.

For more details regarding the eligibility, selection criteria and previous awardees please find the below information:

Our awards are accorded to the exceptional research contributors of the conference under two categories.

  • Best Oral/Short Communication Award* (students)
  • Best Oral/Short Communication Award* (participants other than students)

*Oral or Short Communication replaces Poster presentation.

Short and Flash Communications will be selected from Best Poster Abstracts.

Best Oral/Short Communication Award (for students)

Two Best Oral Communications will be awarded for students.

Eligibility: Master Students, PhD Students, Post-Doctoral fellow (max 5 years post-graduation); age: < 35 years old

Selection criteria: Quality of experimental data; clarity of presentation; being in time.


  • A reward of 200 CHF for the outstanding presentation from the selected two best oral communications.
  • Voucher for waived registration fee for the next Conference.
  • A certificate of appreciation.

Best Oral/Short Communication Award (for participants other than students)

Two Best Oral Communications will be awarded: one for Basic/Translational Research and the other for Translational/Clinical Research.

Eligibility: Only Young experienced investigators (Post-doctoral research fellows with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 years of post-graduated experience); age: < 40 years old.


  • A reward of 200 CHF for the outstanding presentation from the selected two best oral communications.
  • Voucher for waived registration fee for the next Conference.
  • An opportunity to showcase your research in a global platform through oral presentations.
  • Certificate of appreciation.

Selection Criteria:

  • Research Work: The originality and quality of the research.
  • Presentation: The presenter's quality of communication (ability to convey the research and its results to the audience within allotted time).

Announcement of Awards:

  • The selection of proposals will be done by the Conference Organizing Committee.
  • The award announcement and distribution will be done at the closing ceremony of the conference by the Award Committee Chairs.

8th Cancer World Congress 2024- Award Committee

Chair: Dumitru Andrei Iacobaş, Prairie View A&M University, USA

Members: will be updated soon

List of Awardees at Previous Conferences

3rd Cancer World Congress-2019, Prague, Czech Republic

Best Oral Communication: Chiara Vidoni (Italy); Sylwia Paszek (Poland); Alessandra Ferraresi (Italy).
Best Short Communication: Eleonora Secomandi (Italy); Lais Brigliadori Fugio (Brazil); Letizia Vallino (Italy).

4th Cancer World Congress-2020, Oslo, Norway

Cancelled due to Covid-19

5th Cancer World Congress-2021

Not announced as it was a Virtual Conference

6th Cancer World Congress-2022, Lisbon, Portugal

Best flash presentation: Ivana Bello; Christophe Hibos; Min Zhou; Andrea Esposito
Best short presentation: Carlo Girone; Salvatore Emanuele Drago; Suyanee Thongchot; Beatrice Garavaglia

7th Cancer World Congress-2023, Palermo, Italy

Best flash presentation:

  • Katerina Polakova, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Min Zhou, Johannes Gutenberg University-Mainz, Germany

Best short presentation:

  • Antonio Focaccio, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
  • Alicia Cañas Linares, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
  • Alessia-Tara Droesse, University of Glasgow Medical School, UK