European Cancer Organisation

ALAN is a member of the European Cancer Organisation.

On behalf of its Member Societies and patient advocacy groups, the European Cancer Organisation convenes interested stakeholders around nine important topics.
– Quality Cancer Care
– HPV Action
– Health Systems and Treatment Optimisation
– Digital Health
– Survivorship and Quality of Life
– Workforce
– Inequalities
– Prevention
– Special Network: Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer

To reduce the burden of cancer, improve outcomes and the quality of care for cancer patients, through multidisciplinary and multi-professionalism.

As the not-for-profit federation of member organisations working in cancer at a European level, we convene oncology professionals and patients to agree policy, advocate for positive change and be the united voice of the European cancer community.

To be a vibrant, pro-active, focused, relevant and influential federation, working together for a cancer free future, ensuring that every patient has high quality care and treatment, with access to the full range of professionals needed.

To create and develop ever-strengthening relationships between European institutions and the European cancer care community, and with our Member Societies and networks, facilitate collaboration and consensus on focused topics towards tangible and impactful policy improvement.

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Time to act – Don’t let Covid-19 stop you from tackling Cancer

A study conducted by E.C.O, reveals that the Covid-19 pandemic has meant that:

  • An estimated one million Cancer cases could be undiagnosed in Europe
  • An estimated 100 million Cancer screening tests were not performed in Europe during the pandemic, leading to later stage diagnoses and decreased overall survival
  • Up to 1 in 2 people with potential cancer symptoms were not urgently referred for diagnosis
  • 1 in every 5 cancer patients in Europe is currently still not receiving the surgical or chemotherapy treatment they need


For all the disruption the pandemic has brought, now is the time to act and tackle concerns about Cancer.







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European Cancer Summit 2021

Every year, at the European Cancer Summit, the European Cancer Organisation brings together leading oncology experts, experienced patient advocates, key opinion leaders, policy makers and politicians to discuss key issues in reducing the burden of cancer, saving, and improving the lives of patients and the public.

This year’s European Cancer Summit on 17-18 November will focus on the implementation of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and the EU Cancer Mission’s recommendations, including through our nine Focused Topic Networks.

Save the Date for next year’s Summit on 16 & 17 November 2022.

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