Focused Topic Networks

On behalf of its Member Societies and patient advocacy groups, the European Cancer Organisation convenes interested stakeholders around eight important topics.

Led by co-chairs from our Member Societies, these Networks are being established to facilitate consensus and joint projects in our Strategy 2020-2023.  The programme of the European Cancer Summit is also based on these eight topics.

In the Spotlight

In this section of our homepage, we highlight the latest range of activities that our members, patient advocates and team are working on, to support our Mission and Vision.

Commissioner Kyriakides Breaks News of Game-Changing European Health Fund

27 May 2020

Opening a virtual meeting with Member Societies of the European Cancer Organisation and patients, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides unveiled a radical new approach for future EU funding for health cooperation.

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  • Cancer and COVID-19

    The Board of the European Cancer Organisation has agreed to launch a Special Network on the impact of COVID-19 on Cancer, on a “task and finish” basis to be co-chaired by Board members Mirjam Crul and Mark Lawler.

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  • 12 Points for a High Impact Beating Cancer Plan

    A checklist for an ambitious, unifying and change-making Plan

    Developed in discussion and agreement with members of the European Cancer Organisation and its Patient Advisory Committee, the following 12 points are intended to provide a checklist to ensure that Europe's Beating Cancer Plan meets the needs identified by the stakeholder community.

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Our Member Societies

Our 31 Member Societies are experts in their discipline or profession and elect our Board.  They contribute to our Focused Topic Networks and policy approval pathway.


Receiving a cancer diagnosis is life-changing. Plans, perspectives and so much else, immediately take on different dimensions. New encounters lie ahead, which can inevitably be accompanied by a mixture of emotions, including uncertainty, fear, and a sense of lost security.

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