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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.

What we do

The Knowledge Centre on Cancer fosters independent scientific alignment, coordination and support to EC cancer-related policies and activities. It is built on the following pillars:

  • European Cancer Information System (ECIS) –cancer burden
  • European Cancer Inequalities Registry (ECIR) – cancer inequalities
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention – cancer prevention
  • European Guidelines and Quality Assurance Schemes – cancer screening, diagnosis and care
  • The EU Platform on Rare Disease Registration (EU RD Platform) – rare cancers

Non-communicable diseases are the most prevalent cause of death worldwide. However, cancer prevention and survival can be improved through healthier lifestyle, earlier diagnosis and optimal treatment.


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