Organization Facts

The Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Pevention (APOCP):

APOCP is a non-political, not-for-profit organization with the aim of promoting cancer prevention and collaborative researchers in the Asia-Pacific region.  The organization was founded in 2000 by a group of cancer scientists from different countries in the Asia-Pacific Region.
The General Assembly and Regional Conferences are APOCP’s main contribution to the goal of cancer control throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The general assembly meeting and conference is a biennial event in which the first one was held in 2002 in Tokyo, Japan. The ninth and most recent general assembly meeting was held in April 2018, in Jeju South Korea.
APOCP’s regional conferences are on-demand scientific conferences held in different parts of the Asia-Pacific. So far, APOCP has held nine regional scientific conferences. The first regional conference was held in Izmir, Turkey in 2003 and the most recent was in 2015 which was held in Tehran, Iran.
The Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention is the official publication of APOCP. The Journal started publishing in 2000 and since then has contributed close to 9000 articles to the scientific community in the Asia-Pacific region.

West Asia Organization for Cancer Prevention (WAOCP):

The West Asia Organization for Cancer Prevention (WAOCP) was founded in November 2015 as a chapter of APOCP. The decision to establish a subsidiary of APOCP was initiated at the 9th regional meeting of APOCP in Tehran, Iran.
In 2016, the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention re-established in Tehran and it became necessary to develop a legal entity to manage APOCP’s West Asia Chapter and the journal’s day to day tasks and activities. For this reason, WAOCP, a not-for-profit organization, was registered in the City of Sabzevar, Iran in 2017 (with registration number 466 and administrative ID number of 14009995354).
WAOCP follows the same goals and objectives as its chief organization, APOCP.
WAOCP is responsible in managing the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention (APJCP). WAOCP’s immediate mandate is to promote the APJCP’s scientific stance and consequently claim its status in the Web of Science database. In this endeavor, WAOCP is extending a hand to all scientists and scientific bodies in the Asia-Pacific region in seeking help to claim APJCP’s status in Web of Science database.


The and are the registered domain names for West Asia Organization for Cancer Prevention (WAOCP).,, and are the registered domain names for Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention (APOCP). All the domains point to the same site and database.  The site is mainly a membership portal and accepts a member who contributes to the scientific community of APOCP and WAOCP. All authors and reviewers of WAOCP’s journals (APJCP, APJCB, APJCC, APJEC) are members and enjoy APOCP’s membership privilege.
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