European Cancer Organisation

NEWS: ECCO Essential Requirements for Quality Cancer Care

The European CanCer Organisation (ECCO) has taken significant steps forward with its project on essential requirements for quality cancer care (ERQCC). The project aims to:

  • Improve outcomes for cancer patients in Europe through the adoption and the implementation of essential requirements for quality cancer care in Europe
  • Complement existing clinical guidelines and improve their efficacy
  • Shape the policy environment at European and national levels to improve quality of cancer care across Europe and decrease inequalities in cancer outcomes

In 2016, the ERQCC project was dedicated to two tumour types: colorectal cancer and bone and soft tissue sarcomas. ECCO’s work on quality cancer care has resulted in two papers published in Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology which were presented and discussed during the ECCO2017 European Cancer Congress:

ECCO will continue its scientific and policy work on the ERQCC project, expanding the scope of focus to Melanoma, Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer in 2017.

For more information on ECCO Policy work, visit