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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.

Topic / Tool | Last updated: 30 Jun 2021

Cancer information

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Information on cancer burden originates from cancer registries:

  • population-based cancer registries collect data from different sources and in a systematic way on all new diagnoses in a population
  • standardisation and harmonisation of data collection and analysis allows comparability across EU countries and temporal monitoring of the cancer dynamics.

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