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:

  • the advancement of multidisciplinarity and patient-centricity in cancer care; and,
  • the promotion of policy recommendations for the improvement of cancer care, drawing on the Organisation’s unique multidisciplinary reach.


Virtual meeting with European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides, our Member Societies and patients. Read more here.

Read more about our policy approval pathway here.  

Essential Requirements for Quality Cancer Care

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.

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  • Commissioner Kyriakides Breaks News of Game-Changing European Health Fund

    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.

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  • 12 Points for a High Impact Beating Cancer Plan

    A checklist for an ambitious, unifying and change-making Plan

    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.

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  • Cancer and COVID-19

    No area of cancer care left undamaged. A call for action.

    Based on reports received by the European Cancer Organisation from patient representatives and healthcare professionals across many countries, the harmful impacts to cancer services created by the COVID-19 lockdown measures can be evidenced across the cancer care continuum.

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  • Report from the Webinar on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan

    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.

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  • European Parliament Spotlight Falls on Cancer Prevention

    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.

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