Tracking Inequalities in Cancer

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The European Cancer Pulse ( was launched at the European Cancer Summit 2022.

Click on the map below to access the tool.

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At last... A quick and easy way to discover disparities in cancer care - from country to country and within society - all across Europe.

Introducing a powerful new tool to provide essential data in cancer care across the region. For the first time, you'll be able to easily visualise cancer inequalities, across and within countries, on:

  • Cancer burden
  • Research spending
  • Prevention efforts
  • Early detection
  • Diagnosis and treatment access
  • Survivorship
  • Impact of social determinants
  • and much more

And with our new tool, it couldn't be easier.  

Explanatory Videos on How to Use the Tool


This tool will also be important for our new National and European Parliamentarians for Cancer Action group ( as it will help feed into their activities with the aim to tackle inequalities in cancer on a national and European basis:

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More on our work related to cancer inequalities - Inequalities Network:

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The European Cancer Pulse in 2023, and What Comes Next

As part of the further developments of the European Cancer Pulse in 2023, the upgraded tool will include country reports, as brief visual factsheets of the key cancer inequality issues demonstrated in every country by the European Cancer Pulse data.

European Cancer Pulse country reports will:

  • Be published along the year in relation with national advocacy or political opportunities
  • Include most relevant data indicators on cancer inequalities for the country
  • Be produced together with the Pulse scientific oversights and local stakeholders
  • Be directly downloadable on the European Cancer Pulse from November 2023

A first European Cancer Pulse country report was launched in Slovakia on 20 June 2023, as part of the OnkoAlliance Slovakia event on European quality of health care for Slovak oncology patients held together with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the European Cancer Organisation and the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic.

Click here to download the report.