The Association of Slovenian Cancer Societies

Adress: Zaloška 75A, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Phone: +386 1 430 8780       Fax: +386 01 4309 785

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Secretary: Mrs. Malča Zdešar


Short presentation:

The Association of Slovenian Cancer Societies joins 11 regional cancer leagues and is the oldest non-governmental organization working in the field of cancer prevention and control in Slovenia.

The Slovenian Cancer League was established on April 1, 1971 at the initiative of the late Prof. Božena Ravnihar, who was the director of the Institute of Oncology Ljubljana for more than 20 years. The aim of the Cancer League was to raise awareness about cancer, about the first signs and symptoms of this disease and on healthy lifestyles, thus contributing to decrease of morbidity and mortality from cancer. Nowadays we to continue to expand this ambitious program.

Since 1974, new regional leagues were established, and in April 1984, they joined in the Slovenian Association of Cancer Societies. Today, the Association joins 11 regional Societies all over Slovenia. We operate in the public interest for all citizens, regardless of whether or not our members and we have the status of humanitarian organizations.

The Association is a full member of the ECL (European Cancer League) and UICC (International League against Cancer).

The Association and regional Societies have a well defined activities and an important role in comprehensive cancer control program in Slovenia. Through our programs we promote the recommendations of the European Code against Cancer trying to contribute to the society in which »nobody gets cancer or dies from it because of his own ignorance or indifference of the state«.

More information on cancer in Slovenia can be found at SLORA website, prepared by the Cancer Registry of Republic of Slovenia (

Current president: Maja Primic Žakelj

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