ECL is a pan-European umbrella organisation of national and regional cancer leagues.  Since 1980, we have been providing a unique and important platform for cancer societies. From Iceland to Turkey, ECL is represented by leagues in the extended Europe.  Together, we are "making a Difference in Cancer Prevention and Control!"

(For more recent activities related to skin cancer, click here.


The dinner debate on UV Radiation and Cancer took place at the European Parliament in Brussels on 1 June from 18:30 to 21:00.  This ECL event was hosted by MEP Antonyia Parvanova.  This was a very lively debate with distinguished panellists speaking on the benefits and dangers of UV exposure, including natural and artificial sources:

Leigh Smith, Trustee, Melanoma Action & Support Scotland
Frank R. de Gruijl, Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Ralph Braun, Professor and Dermatologist, University Hospital Zürich
RTD Oliver, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Cancer St Barts & The London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London
Ad Brand, ESA Scientific Advisor, European Sunlight Association
Vincent Cogliano, Head, IARC Monographs Section, International Agency for Research on Cancer

The successful debate was moderated by Past-President Cora Honing.  The audience included Members of the European Parliament, representatives of ECL member societies, cancer- and health-related NGOs, dermatologists, oncologists, the media and policymakers.

For information on our events with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and the MEPs Against Cancer (MAC), click here.

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ECL actions against skin cancer are made possible by a generous unrestricted educational grant from Garnier International.

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