The European Partnership for Action Against Cancer (EPAAC) was launched in 2009, after the European Commission published its Communication on Action Against Cancer: European Partnership.

The specificity of the Partnership is that it brings together the efforts of different stakeholders into a joint response to prevent and control cancer. In its initial phase, until early 2014, the work of the Partnership will be taken forward through a Joint Action (cofinanced by the EU Health Programme). The National Institute of Public Health in Slovenia has assumed the role of leader of the EPAAC Joint Action, which encompasses 36 associated partners from across Europe and over 100 collaborating partners.

See the EPAAC GANTT chart with all of the latest updates on project milestones and deliverables!

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Final EPAAC Deliverables E-mail
We are pleased to make available the final deliverables of EPAAC

Open Forum:

Media Training, Making Sense of Cancer - A Journalist's Guide
E-conference books of the Open Forum conferences in Madrid 2011, Rome 2012 and Ljubljana 2013

Prevention and Promotion:

e-prevention toolkits
European Week Against Cancer Conferences
Poster and Video Youth Competitions:
ECL - Association of European Cancer Leagues Web Page


Report: Mapping the Landscape of Cancer Care in Europe
Policy Statement on Multidisciplinary Cancer Care
Cancer networks in Europe: a comparative perspective on the Iridium Cancer Network (Flanders, Belgium),
the Lombardy Cancer Network (Italy)and the Catalonian Institute of Oncology (Spain)

Standardised Assessment Methodology and Guidelines for Managing Pain, Cachexia and Depression
European Standards of Care for Children with Cancer
Survey Report on the Standards of Care in Paediatric Oncology Units
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Cancer Care Development and Opportunities of Integrative Oncology
Nutrition in Cancer Patients: A Summary of the Evidence
ESPEN Guidelines 2014: Nutrition in Cancer, Nutritional and Metabolic Problems in Cancer Patients, Effects on Clinical Outcome and Aims of Nutritional Therapies
Report of EPAAC WP 7 Workshop on Rare Cancers
Reducing inequalities in cancer treatment and care through the use of clinical guidelines: A review and evidence-based recommendations
EONS/EPAAC Putting Evidence into Practice, Workshop Evaluation Report
EUROPEP- Dyspnea
EUROPEP- Radiodermatitis
EUROPEP - Lymphoedema
EUROPEP - Peripheral Neuropathy
Survey report on the mapping of needs and resources in communication skills and psychosocial care in Europe
Report on Psychosocial Oncology Care Training
Report on Communication Skills Training

Screening and Early Diagnosis:

The ESSM Training Course:
Course announcement
ESSM Course 1
ESSM Course 2
Inequalities in cancer screening – literature review and survey:
Complementary report on social inequalities in participation in cancer screening in Europe between 2005-2011
Mapping inequalities in participation in European cancer screening programmes
Social Inequalities in Participation in Cancer Screening Programmes. The state of the art of the research.
Regional workshops on breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening:
Report on the Regional Workshops: Colorectal, Cervical and Breast Cancer Programmes
Report on the results of the survery by the University of Antwerp
Quality criteria for health checks:
CEN Workshop Agreement 68 (document CWA 16642) on the Quality criteria for health checks

Coordination of Cancer Research:

Pilot Project 1: European Cancer Research Coordination in Early Phase Clinical Research
Pilot Project 2: A European Platform for Cancer Outcomes Research
Pilot Project 3: Building a Knowledge Hub in Cancer Epidemiology and Public Health Research

Cancer Information and Data:

Map of cancer data sources and availability:
Document 1
Document 2
Document 3
ECIS document “Roadmap for a Cancer Information System”
IARC-ISS protocol for the Harmonization of Cancer burden Indicators in the European Cancer Observatory (ECO)
New European High Resolution Study Protocol:
Document 1
Document 2
Document 3
Document 4
Document 5
Document 6
Methods for comparable data on cancer costs at population level
European Deprivation Index in 5 European countries
Ecological regression analysis on cancer survival:
Document 1
Document 2
Document 3
Report on the Stateof Art of Methods for the Analysis of Population-Based Cancer Data
Pilot protocol for a European Platform for Cancer Outcomes Research in collaboration with EPAAC WP8
MAC Roundtable conclusions
Cancer survival by EUROCARE 5 updates, Lancet Oncol 2014;15(1):23-34 and 35-47
Cancer Rehabilitation Indicators in Europe, European Journal of Cancer. 2013 Apr; 49(6):1356-64
Moreover, please click below to access the EPAAC WP9 Meetings and Publications:
Document 1
Document 2
Document 3
Document 4

National Cancer Plans:

European Guide on Quality National Cancer Control Programmes
National Cancer Control Programmes: Analysis of Primary Data from Questionnaires


Boosting Innovation and Cooperation in European Cancer Control: Key Findings from the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer (Editors: Jose M. Martin-Moreno, Tit Albreht and Sandra Radoš Krnel)
European Guide for Quality National Cancer Control Programmes Published E-mail
One of the main deliverables of the EPAAC Joint Action has now been published, the European Guide for Quality National Cancer Control Programmes. The Guide is the main deliverable of the work in EPAAC on National Cancer Plans.
Journalists' Guide to Cancer Reporting Published E-mail
Making Sense of Cancer: A Journalist's Guide was finalised. The Guide arose from the experiences of the Media Training session, which took place with journalists from across the EU, at the Open Forum in Rome in June 2012. The Guide provides a concise overview of various issues dealing with cancer reporting.
Please feel free to distribute this guide through your media contacts and networks.
The Guide can be found here
Conclusion of the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer (EPAAC) E-mail
We would like to inform all stakeholders that the Joint Action of the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer has officially come to an end on 7 February 2014. Our website, www.epaac.eu will continue to be available and the official e-mail address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it will remain active. All final project deliverables and conclusions will be uploaded to the website in May 2014.

The CANCON Joint Action (European Guide on Quality Improvement in Comprehensive Cancer Control) will be beginning on 24 February 2014 and will be led by the National Institute of Public Health Slovenia. We are currently accepting proposals for collaborating partners to the Joint Action, for more information, please contact the official e-mail address for CANCON, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please click here to access more detailed information on CANCON objectives and Work Packages.
Steering Committee Luxembourg Materials Available E-mail
Tags: EPAAC Events
Please find the presentations made at the final Steering Committee meeting in Luxembourg held on 23 January 2014 here:
The Minutes of the final meeting can be accessed here

The Minutes of the Meeting of the Working group on National Cancer Plans can be accessed here