ECPC works for a Europe of equality, where all European cancer patients have timely and affordable access to the best treatment and care available, throughout their life regardless:

  • nationality/the country they were born in
  • where they live
  • their education
  • sex
  • age
  • social background

ECPC works to ensure that the scope of the entire cancer care pathway effectively includes prevention, treatment, survivorship and palliative care.

Policy makers, researchers, doctors and industry should recognize cancer patients as co-creators of their own health.


MISSION 2019-2022

  • Empower European cancer organisations and cancer patients through:
    • trainings, dissemination of strategic and scientific information, educational tools,
      overall and ad hoc support;
  • Foster co-operation and strengthen the network among cancer patients organisations
    through joint activities and shared good practices;
  • Influence and shape the outputs of the Cancer Mission and play a significant role on
    developing and assessing the implementation of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan;
  • Remain vigilant on sensitive and emerging topics related to cancer as and when they
  • Contribute to change or create EU and national laws to improve cancer patients’
    outcomes. This would range from reducing mortality to improving patient and carer
    quality of life throughout the cancer care continuum;
  • Call for patient centricity in cancer research.