History of the WCCS

History of the World Congress on Cancers of the Skin


The epidemic of skin cancer affects people all over the world. The World Congress on Cancers of the Skin® is an integral part of the Foundation’s international efforts to combat the disease.

The World Congress is held in a different country every two years, and is sponsored jointly by The Skin Cancer Foundation and dermatological organizations from the host country. Since 1983 the Congress has enabled physicians to interact with distinguished international faculty and learn about breakthrough discoveries in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of all types of skin cancer.

The World Congress not only brings together doctors from the international community, but alerts the host country’s local media (television, newspapers, magazines, and radio), who help spread the message about skin cancer and The Skin Cancer Foundation.


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