CanCon - Cancer Control

Last updated on 21-9-2023 by Marie Malingreau
Project duration:
February 1, 2014
March 1, 2017

In short

This joint action involving the EU Member States has created a guide to improve the quality of the fight against cancer in the Member States. The action has been co-financed by the institutions, organizations, universities, participating health care units and the European Union. The Cancer Center was responsible for coordinating the guide.
This guide is intended to help reduce the incidence of cancer in the Member States. It is intended for every level, governments, parliamentarians, health care practitioners, financiers and cancer professionals.

Project description

The guide is a coherent document that focuses on the patient, and is a key strategic tool for governments and political decision-makers. The recommendations for good practice that it contains are aimed at improving national situations. 
The four main chapters of the guide are devoted to subjects that have been carefully selected (see below). 
The guide is the result of three years’ work carried out by the best cancer specialists from 25 countries and 126 partner organizations. 

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Read the Full CanCon Guide


  1. Introduction
  2. PDF icon Context, summary and appraisal
  3. PDF icon Methods and quality assurance
  4. PDF icon Cancon_guide_4_screening_lr_EN.pdfCancon_guide_4_screening_lr_EN.pdfCancer Screening
  5. PDF icon Integrated cancer control
  6. PDF icon Community-level cancer care
  7. Survivorship and rehabilitation

Policy papers

In addition to the guide, 5 policy papers introduce cancer control into the Member States’ strategy.
The subjects of these papers were suggested by the Member States.

  1. A Public health genomics approach to “omics” in oncology,
  2. Common European objectives for National Cancer Control Plans,
  3. Enhancing the value of cancer care through a more appropriate use of health care interventions,
  4. An impact evaluation system to assess prevention outcomes, and
  5. A Equity mainstreaming in cancer control in Europe.

 PDF icon Cancon policy papers


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