Yesterday, at the virtual European Health Forum Gastein event, three European level cancer policy stakeholder organisations gave a shared commitment to developing and promoting the concept of a European Cancer Dashboard to support the success of the forthcoming Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan. The Dashboard is suggested as a vital monitoring and implementation tool to help underpin the Plan, and is strongly supported by the European Cancer Organisation, the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations Oncology Platform (EFPIA).

ECPC President Kathi Apostolidis commented, ‘’ “Beating cancer in EU requires a transversal and multisectoral health-in-all-policies approach. Indeed, this is the only viable approach, and one that must be applied at all stages, from primary to secondary prevention, to access of care, to supporting survivors. It is a complex task so that it is important that a patient-centered Europe’s Beating Cancer dashboard is created soon. Indeed, what gets measured gets done.”

To read the full press release, please see below.

Press Release: The principles of a European Cancer Dashboard: cancer policy stakeholders converge