European Cancer Organisation

The European Breast Cancer Coalition (EUROPA DONNA)

EUROPA DONNA - The European Breast Cancer Coalition is an independent, non-profit organisation whose members are affiliated groups from countries throughout Europe.

The Coalition works to raise awareness of breast cancer and to mobilise the support of European women in pressing for improved breast cancer education, appropriate screening, optimal treatment and care and increased funding for research. EUROPA DONNA represents the interests of European women regarding breast cancer to local and national authorities and to institutions of the European Union.

EUROPA DONNA has 46 member Countries.

Ten goals:

  1. To promote the dissemination and exchange of factual, up-to-date information on breast cancer throughout Europe
  2. To promote breast awareness
  3. To emphasise the need for appropriate screening and early detection
  4. To campaign for the provision of optimum treatment
  5. To ensure provision of quality supportive care throughout and after treatment
  6. To advocate appropriate training for health professionals
  7. To acknowledge good practice and promote its development
  8. To demand regular quality assessment of medical equipment
  9. To ensure that all women understand fully any proposed treatment options, including entry into clinical trials and their right to a second opinion
  10. To promote the advancement of breast cancer research

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