10th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research (Call for Abstracts)

Call for Abstracts

OPENS: September 30, 2021 09:00AM U.S. Eastern Daylight Time
CLOSES: November 28, 2021 at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time

Notifications will be sent by the end of January 2022

Submit an abstract proposal

For all questions regarding abstracts, please contact Linsey Eldridge: linsey.eldridge@nih.gov

The 10th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research will be held virtually March 22, 2022 – March 24, 2022 as a satellite meeting to the 13th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Global Health Conference. The Symposium is organized through a collaboration with the US National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health; CUGH; Fundación Instituto Leloir-CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina; University Teaching Hospital, Ministry of Health, Lusaka, Republic of Zambia; Partners in Hope Malawi, Lilongwe, Malawi; UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). The objectives of this virtual Symposium are to: (1) provide a venue for the global oncology research community to exchange information to identify potential areas for collaboration; (2) develop strategic priorities for advancing the field of global oncology; and (3) share initiatives that are reducing the burden of cancer in low resource settings.

The ASGCR meeting is held as a virtual meeting (no associated travel costs). Registration will open in January 2022 and is free of charge.


The organizers invite all persons wishing to report original research, projects, or programs related to global cancer research and control to submit abstracts.

Evaluation Criteria: Abstracts will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Public health significance: addresses relevant public health question
  • Methodology: methods chosen are appropriate for research, project, or program
  • Overall impact: enhances understanding of global cancer burden/aims to improve global cancer control equitably
  • Clarity of ideas

Abstracts must include the following sections with the headlines:

  • Purpose
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion


  • All abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • Abstract maximum word count is 300.
  • Abstract titles must be 250 characters or less and should not be submitted in all caps.
  • Abstracts should not contain figures or tables.
  • Abstracts highlighting research or programs conducted in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) must contain at least one author affiliated with an institution from the same LMIC.
  • Only one abstract per person as presenting or first author may be submitted. (Note: There is a maximum of three abstracts total per author).

Abstracts must be submitted online by November 28, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.

Only abstracts that comply with all the above guidelines will be considered for presentation and publication. Authors will receive decisions and more information about the virtual platform and presentations via email February 2022.

Topic Areas

Authors will be asked to select a topic area(s) relevant to their abstract at the time of submission. The six topic areas have been identified from the International Cancer Research Partnership’s (ICRP) Common Scientific Outline (CSO) classification system. For definitions and more information on CSO codes, please visit https://www.icrpartnership.org/cso. The six topic areas include:

  • Biology
  • Etiology
  • Prevention
  • Early detection, diagnosis, and prognosis
  • Treatment
  • Cancer control, survivorship, and outcomes research

Accepted abstracts will be selected for poster and/or oral presentation and will be published in ASCO’s JCO Global Oncology.

Only abstracts that agree and/or attest to the following will be considered for publication:

Originality. Authors who submit an abstract must confirm that the abstract is original, does not infringe on copyright or proprietary or personal rights of any person, firm, or corporation.

Confirmation of No Prior Publication/Presentation. Authors who submit an abstract must confirm that they have not previously published these data and that they are not planning to present or publish them prior to the dates of the 2022 ASGCR. Exception: Encore presentations must contain updated data not previously presented or published.

Important Dates:
September 30, 2021, 09:00AM U.S. Eastern Daylight Time – Online abstract submission opens.
November 28, 2021, 11:59PM U.S. Eastern Standard Time – Online abstract submission deadline.
February 2022– Notification of abstract acceptance/rejection.

For all questions regarding abstracts, please contact Linsey Eldridge: linsey.eldridge@nih.gov.