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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European Cancer Summit 2020 – 18 & 19 November 2020, Virtual Edition

 Working Together Against Cancer: Breaking Down Barriers & Saving Lives

Every year, the European Cancer Organisation brings together leading oncology specialists, patient advocates, politicians and policy-makers to discuss the main issues impacting cancer policy, for the benefit of citizens, cancer patients and healthcare professionals across Europe.

The European Cancer Summit 2020 will include sessions on the EU Cancer Mission, Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan; the Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer; as well as the subjects covered by the European Cancer Organisation’s Focused Topic Networks.

Find out the latest information about the Summit programme and confirmed speakers on

Registrations: (reduced rate for patient advocates).