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Knowledge Centre on Cancer

We foster scientific and technical coordination of EU activities on cancer, while expanding the EU’s capacities and systems for prevention, early detection, treatment and care.

Page | Last updated: 28 Mar 2023

Other EC initiatives and resources

Cancer-related EC initiatives.

Expert Group on Public Health and the Sub-group on Cancer

The Expert Group on Public Health advises the Commission on public health and health systems, in relation to non-communicable, as well as communicable diseases. The Commission chairs the Expert Group on Public Health, the members are the representatives of the Member States’ health ministries, as indicated in the Commission Decision setting up this expert group.

The sub-groups on cancer and, non-communicable diseases that were set up under the ‘Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases’ (SGPP group, since 2023 the Expert Group on Public Health) will continue as sub-groups under the Expert Group on Public Health.

Radiation protection and related issues

The European Commission (DG ENER) has issued publications on radiation protection since 1976. The Radiation protection series publications give an insight in for instance medical radiation exposure, radiological equipment, diagnostic reference levels, cancer risk modelling, environmental radioactivity and recommendations for monitoring individuals occupationally exposed to external radiation.

Moreover, annual seminars are organised on radiation protection and related issues.