CraNE - Joint Action on network of Comprehensive Cancer Centres

Last updated on 10-10-2023 by Marie Malingreau
Project duration:
November 1, 2022
October 31, 2024

In short


The CraNE Joint Action aims at facilitating the establishment of a European network of national comprehensive cancer centres. It holds preparatory activities on the creation of National Comprehensive Cancer Centres and EU Networking. 

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Project description

The CraNE Joint Action is proposed for funding in response to the flagship number 5 of the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, which defines that the European Commission will establish by 2025, an EU Network linking recognised National Comprehensive Cancer Centres (CCCs) in every Member State. 

In order to facilitate the establishment of such an EU Network, CraNE will prepare the necessary preconditions, administrative, professional, and those related to high-quality performance.  This is necessary to facilitate both the integration of the existing CCCs as well as to support the Member States who still need to develop and certify such centres. 

The CraNE JA also provides an assessment on sustainability and feasibility as well as link the development of an EU Network of CCCs and CCCs in individual Member States to the development of national and regional CCCNs (Comprehensive Cancer Care Networks). This way, the existing organisational and functional models of cancer care will be taken into account and incorporated into the proposed solution. 
Such EU network of Comprehensive Cancer Centres supports the implementation of quality-assured early detection, screening, diagnosis, treatment, support to cancer survivors, and training of the cancer workforce. It allows:

  • reduced inequalities of diagnosis, treatment and care, and access to clinical trials;
  • strengthened the quality of translational, clinical and outcomes research; 
  • integrated clinical care and research and evaluating the quality of cancer care throughout.

Within this project, Sciensano leads work package 4, dedicated to the sustainability aspects of the Joint Action. 

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  • 25 partners


Work Packages (WP) Leading Institute, Country
WP 1 Coordination NIJZ, Slovenia
WP2 Evaluation 1ST YPE, Greece
WP3 Comunication and dissemination IOCN, Romania
WP4 Sustaianability Sciensano, Belgium
WP5 The EU Network of Comprehensive Cancer Centres: Compositions, governance, joining process, and functioning INCA, France
WP6 Organization of comprehensive, high-quality in Comprehensive Cancer Care Networks (CCCNs) ACC, Italy
WP7 Framework and criteria to enable the implementation of Comprehensive Cancer Centres within an EU Network  DKG, Germany
WP8 Equitable access to high-quality care and research: networks in the context of CCCs ICO, Spain

EU Flagships

  • F5. EU Network linking recognised National Comprehensive Cancer Centres in all Member States by 2025


  • A4. Ensuring access to high standards in cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • A5. Improving the quality of life for cancer patients and survivors
  • A6. Reducing cancer inequalities across the EU

Link tot ‘Cancer Mission’ / aanbevelingen

R10. Set up a network of Comprehensive Cancer Infrastructures within and across all EU Member States to increase quality of research and care

Gerelateerde projecten

CraNE links to:

Previous and related Joint Actions (JA):

Technische informatie 

Work Program EU4Health
Type of Action Joint Action
Budget €3.749.997.87 (80% co-funding)
Lead coordination NIJZ, Slovenia
Domain / Area Care & Care organisations, Quality of Life, Inequalities

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