What is a ‘dreamer’?

‘Dreamers’ are individuals, groups, organisations, or institutions that share C/Can’s commitment to improving access to quality cancer care, and are supporting their city on the journey to become a City of Tomorrow.

What is a ‘doer’?

C/Can is currently operating in 9 cities across Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. These 9 ‘doer’ cities are planning and implementing sustainable cancer care solutions that respond to local needs.

Does every Dreamer become a Doer?

No. Becoming a Dreamer is the first stage of understanding the C/Can process and registering interest. The formal application process will begin in October this year.

What is a ‘City of Tomorrow’?

Watch our video and learn about the City of Tomorrow concept.

Can any city join C/Can?

Any city with a population over 1 million is eligible to apply to join City Cancer Challenge. For more information about selection criteria please consult the C/Can checklist.

What is the application process?

Cities will be invited to follow a three-stage application process beginning with an Expression of Interest form. Shortlisted cities will be invited to submit a full application, and will be subject to a transparent due diligence process.

When does it start? and how long does the application process take?

The application process will officially open on October 20th 2020 on the occasion of the 2020 World Cancer Congress. The full application process takes approximately 6 months.

What happens when a city joins C/Can?

Once an applicant city has successfully completed the application process, and all due diligence has been completed, the city will be invited to officially join C/Can. One of the first key steps is to develop a comprehensive mapping of local stakeholders involved in the delivery of cancer care across all sectors. Discover our full process.