Making a Difference in Cancer Prevention and Control
The European Commission's Partnership Action Against Cancer (EPAAC)" 2011-2014 aimed to draw together relevant organisations to share expertise, to identify challenges in order to reduce the number of new cancer cases in the EU by 15% by 2020.” ECL led on actions for cancer prevention (Work Package 5: Health Promotion and Cancer Prevention)
(The European Partnership Action Against Cancer has now concluded. EU has in place a new Joint Action in Comprehensive Cancer Control for 2014-2017.)
EUROPEAN WEEK AGAINST CANCER 2012: The Official Conference for European Week Against Cancer took place on 31 May to 1 June, in Rome, hosted by the Italian Ministry of Health, organised by ECL and the Italian Cancer League.
The themes for the European Week Conference was Tobacco Control and Screening.
EUROPEAN PARTNERSHIP FOR ACTION AGAINST CANCER (EPAAC): The 2012 Open Forum of EPAAC took place 19-20 June, in Rome, at the Italian Ministry of Health. The themes for this Open Forum was Health Promotion and Prevention (led by ECL), and Cancer Information. See the programme for the Open Forum here.
Other EPAAC events at www.epaac.eu and below.
EPAAC meetings of September 29-30 2011, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Main partners of the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer (European Commission, Work Package Leaders, Member State Representatives, invited guests) met in Ljubljana at a meeting hosted by the EPAAC Coordinators, the Slovenian Institute of Public Health on 29-30 September 2011.
The Steering Committee meeting took place on 30 September and had the following agenda items:
EPAAC Meetings of 28 September 2010, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Work Package Leaders met with the Commission in Luxembourg to discuss the status and planning of next steps in the Partnership. The summary report and presentations from Work Package leaders are now available on the Commission's website.
Work Package (WP) Presentations made at the European Commission, Luxembourg, 28 September, 2010 (click to download from Commission's site):
Main Areas of Work for the Cancer Partnership
The Cancer Partnership actions will be under four pillars1. Prevention (Health promotion and early detection); 2. Identification and promotion of good practice in cancer-related healthcare; 3. Priorities for cancer research; and 4. Health information, collection and analysis of comparable data.
A main action of the Prevention and Health Promotion Work Package will be the re-launch of the European Week Against Cancer, the first of which is planned to take place 9-13 May 2011 on a prevention theme to be decided by a Prevention Steering Committee.
We look forward to working closely with our member leagues and external partners to advance cancer prevention in Europe and to working closely with our members leagues and external partners to advance cancer prevention in Europe.