Globally diagnostic radiology and radiotherapy are essential components of cancer management. Imaging is required in virtually all cases, while radiotherapy is an essential but sometimes forgotten modality of cancer treatment. It is estimated that approximately half of new cancer patients should receive radiotherapy as part of their curative treatment. Yet despite the key role of radiology and radiotherapy there is a paucity of functional services and infrastructure outside of high-income settings. The RCR may play a key role in improving equitable access to cancer treatment as it offers both credibility and a rich resource of expertise. This global cancer event offers the chance to hear from innovative individuals who are improving cancer services in low- and middle-income (LMIC) settings.