In June 2014, the European Commission adopted a Decision which establishes an expert group on cancer control. The expert group will assist with drawing up legal instruments, policy documents, guidelines and recommendations on cancer control, at the request of the Commission.

It will also, upon request, help prepare guidelines on cancer data including epidemiology, cancer screening, quality assurance and information on cancer prevention, clinical cancer research, as well as for cross-cutting themes related to cancer.

ECPC, as the larget cancer patient organisation in Europe, applied as one of the patients representatives, presenting the candidatures of Prof De Lorenzo and Kathi Apostolidis (substitute). Both our candidatures have been accepted.