News and Resources

  • Event

    European Cancer Summit

    21 November 2024 - 15 November 2023, Radisson Collection Hotel, Grand Place Brussels (and Virtual)

    Save the Date: The next European Cancer Summit takes place on 20 & 21 November 2024

    Summit Programme Co-Chairs:

    • Isabel Rubio, President of the European Society of Surgical Oncology, ECO Board Member and Co-Chair of the Prevention, Early Detection and Screening Network
    • Gilly Spurrier-Bernard, Patient Advocate, Melanoma Patients Network Europe, and Co-Chair of ECO’s Patient Advisory Committee

    The previous edition took place on 15&16 November 2023. Read more below.

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    Community 365 Roundtable on New Treatment Paradigms

    12 June 2024, Virtual

    Since the launch of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan in 2021, science and technology have not stood still. New and innovative approaches towards cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment are arriving at an ever rapid pace, and include, but are not limited to, for example, cell therapy, radioligand therapy and the use of liquid biopsy. ECO’s Community 365 Roundtable on New Treatment Paradigms will discuss the exciting potential of some of these approaches and the policy challenges of introducing them more widely in countries across Europe.

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  • Event

    Improving Access: What are the Optimal Settings for Delivering HPV Vaccination?

    23 May 2024, Virtual

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  • news

    It’s time to accelerate action on rare cancers

    13 May 2024

    With an estimated 5.1 million people in Europe living with a rare cancer, stakeholders from across the continent and across the cancer care community gathered at the Institut Curie in Paris today to mark the publication of an important new policy initiative: Time to Accelerate: Action on Rare Cancers.

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    PRESS RELEASE- Spain can do better in preventing and fighting cancer

    06 May 2024
    The urgent need to improve cancer screening, early detection, and the working conditions of cancer care professionals

    Madrid, 6 May 2024 - Cancer is the second cause of death in Spain. An estimated 264,500 new cancer cases and 114,800 deaths is recorded in Spain every year[1].  Although the country is making progress, there are many alarming cancer statistics in Spain that need to be promptly addressed.

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    New report highlights need for action on cancer inequalities

    25 April 2024
    European Cancer Organisation launches Ireland country report

    Responsible for 30% of deaths, cancer is the single biggest killer in Ireland, with more than 9,620 deaths a year1. A new report from the European Cancer Organisation (ECO) and the Irish Cancer Society highlights the state of cancer care in the country and the specific areas that require urgent attention from policymakers.  

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  • reports

    Making a Difference: Advocating for HPV Policy Change - A Practical Guide

    April 2024

    Today, the European Cancer Organisation has published a new Report: Making a Difference: Advocating for HPV Policy Change.

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  • news

    World-leading experts gather in Farmleigh to promote greater Euro-American cooperation in tackling cancer

    25 April 2024
    Significant benefits of Island of Ireland/USA cancer collaboration to be showcased at event

    On 25-26 April, Dublin’s Farmleigh House hosts the inaugural Joint Euro-American Forum on Cancer, a high level summit of world leading cancer experts, to explore greater cooperation between Europe and the United States in tackling the scourge of cancer.

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  • news

    ECO activities for European Immunisation Week 2024

    23 April 2024

    Few people today are aware that many cancers can be prevented by vaccination and that vaccination rates vary greatly among different European countries. This is due to inadequate information and insufficient vaccine supply as part of national healthcare coverage.

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