CraNE - Joint Action on network of Comprehensive Cancer Centres

Last updated on 16-3-2023 by Lieke Vervoort
November 1, 2022
October 31, 2024

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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. 

Project summary

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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