The European Cancer Organisation aims to create and develop ever-strengthening relationships between European institutions and the European cancer care community, and together with our Member Societies, Patient Advocacy Committee and networks, facilitate collaboration and consensus on focused topics towards tangible and impactful policy improvement.
The strategic objectives that underpin all our policy activity are:
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The European Code of Cancer Practice (The Code), translated in several languages, is a citizen and patient-centred manifesto of the core requirements for good clinical cancer practice, in order to improve outcomes for all of Europe’s cancer patients.
Landmark study on the current state of play in Europe’s battle against cancer produced by the European Cancer Organisation for the European Parliament. Read more here.
The quality of cancer care makes a huge difference to patients and their families. It is multidisciplinarity that ensures that there is real teamwork between the healthcare professionals involved in patient care. We have developed a series of papers that advocate for the highest quality standards.read more
The European Cancer Organisation, representing 31 Member Societies and a Patient Advisory Committee comprised of 20 European patient groups, was commissioned by the European Parliament to produce a landmark study on the current state of play in Europe’s battle against cancer.Read more
The new Report of the Mission Board for Cancer ‘Conquering Cancer: Mission Possible’ is the Mission Board’s proposal to the European Commission for a Mission on Cancer. This Mission outline will be used as a basis for further stakeholder and citizen engagement activities in the remainder of 2020 and define a broad strategy for the Horizon Europe Framework Programme.Read more
The newly established European Parliament Special Committee on Beating Cancer represents an important step in the long-term dedication of many members of the Parliament to the fight against cancer. The Special Committee on Beating Cancer includes 33 MEPs. The list is available here.Read more
The European Cancer Organisation welcomes the commitment to producing a new EU Pharmaceutical Strategy, and the accompanying commitment to public consultation on its content.Read more
Dr Matti Aapro, President of the European Cancer Organisation has welcomed the creation of a new Intergroup of the European Parliament, 'Challenge Cancer' as a new forum for assisting Members of the European Parliament in scrutinising and improving current initiatives of the EU impacting cancer care.Read more
Responding to the vote by the European Parliament this afternoon to form a new Special Committee on Beating Cancer, Dr Matti Aapro, President of the European Cancer Organisation said:Read more
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.Read more
What are the core elements of quality cancer care when it comes to treating and caring for prostate cancer patients? What might improved EU policy be able to achieve in this respect?Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
The European Commission has published the Interim Report of the Mission Board for Cancer. This remains a draft outline of what the Mission Board consider should be the core components of the EU Cancer Mission, which will commence in 2021. A final outline will be provided in December of this year.Read more
On 1 April 2020, the European Cancer Organisation hosted a Webinar on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan bringing together representatives from the European Commission, @EuropeanCancer Member Societies and Patient Advisory Committee in a lively discussion.Read more
With political attention currently high on the possibilities for new EU cancer policies as a result of the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, the European Cancer Organisation was invited to convene experts to address the European Parliament on cancer prevention.Read more
We promote and believe in collaboration as a matter of principle. This high level co-operation should exist between oncology healthcare professionals of different disciplines, between health care sectors and with a wider group of stakeholders in public health.
As part of our Mission and Vision, we work as active members of the following alliances:
To reduce the burden of cancer, improve outcomes and the quality of care for cancer patients, through multidisciplinarity and multiprofessionalism.
As the not-for-profit federation of member organisations working in cancer at a European level, we convene oncology professionals and patients to agree policy, advocate for positive change and be the united voice of the European cancer community.read more