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The Report was prepared by EPAAC Work Package 6, Screening & Early Diagnosis. This report offers a general overview of what has been studied and where with regard to social inequalities in participation in breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening programmes in developed countries. To see the report please click below:

European Week Against Cancer 2013: Winners of Youth Poster Competition Presented with Prizes PDF Print E-mail
We proudly present two of the EWAC 2013 Poster competition winners that have shown their creativity and received iPad minis. Matej Zupan and Jan Majstorović from Slovenia were among the winners of the poster competition. Sincere congratulations and thanks for helping us promote the fight against cancer!  

Junior Category Winner/Author: Matej Zupan   Matej Zupan

Junior Category Winner/Author Matej Zupan

Senior Category Winner/Author: Jan Majstorović   Jan Majstorović

Senior Category Winner/Author Jan Majstorović together with the EPAAC Project Leader
Sandra Radoš Krnel

Please visit the European Cancer Leagues web page to view the posters of all of the Senior and the Junior Category Winners.

Review of the literature on multidisciplinary cancer care PDF Print E-mail

Clinical decisions on cancer patients can no longer be made in isolated positions by clinicians or services and, furthermore, it seems necessary to ensure integrated frameworks for decision making and care provision as a whole. This raises the question of how good multisciplinary collaboration is to be achieved in day-to-day clinical practice. WP7 Objective 1.1 focused multidisciplinary care as one of the approaches with the greatest ability to evolve cancer care toward integrated forms. In the framework of this objective, a systematic review of the literature regarding the effectiveness of multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) was carried out. Likewise, twenty-six core issues were drawn from the review and were later used to guide a discussion at European level to define the core elements that all tumour-based MDTs should include.

See the background document: Multidisciplinary care: Systematic review and key issues for discussion
Minutes from Steering Committee Malta PDF Print E-mail

We have published the minutes and participant lists from a series of EPAAC meetings in Malta - the Advisory Committee meeting held on 14 May, the Working Group on National Cancer Plans held on 14 May and the Steering Committee meeting held on 15 May 2013.

Please click this link to access the minutes, participant lists and presentations.
CEN project on quality cirteria for health checks PDF Print E-mail
The Foundation Nederland Normalisatie Instituut (NEN), an EPAAC Associated Partner, has released the CEN Workshop Agreement Quality Criteria for Health Checks (CWA). The CWA describes the basic principles of quality criteria for health checks and has been developed by a group of 36 experts from 16 European countries since 2011.

 Quality criteria for Health Checks aim:
-          to allow clients to make informed choices about health checks,
-          to improve beneficence in prevention and early detection of health risks and disease,
-          to protect individuals against potential adverse consequences (maleficence) of health checks and
-          to ensure the quality of the health checks.

The CEN Workshop Agreement 16624 Health care services - Quality Criteria for Health Checks (June 2013) is available here.

To se a previous version of the CEN Workshop Agreement Quality Criteria for Health Checks, please click here.
EPAAC in EAHC Joint Action Brochure 2008-2011 PDF Print E-mail

The EPAAC Joint Action is presented in the Joint Action Brochure 2008-2011 published by the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC). To download the brochure, click here.

European Week Against Cancer 2013 - Winners for the student poster competition announced! PDF Print E-mail
Winners for the student poster competition were announced at the Official EWAC Conference!

Thanks to all those who voted!

Press Release for EWAC 2013 Conference Women's Workshop PDF Print E-mail
In support of the European Week Against Cancer and in celebration of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) held a workshop entitled “Mind the Gender Gap: Smoking and Drinking in Girls and Women” at the Irish Cancer Society’s Healthy Lifestyle for Cancer Prevention Conference.  The workshop, bringing together European and Irish experts in the field,sounded the alert about the serious health challenges facing women in the future due to their increasing consumption of tobacco and alcohol.

To see the Press Release please click here.

To see the the Policy Brief: Women and Smoking in the EU please click here.

More on the work of European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) can be found on their web page.

Official Conference for the European Week Against Cancer 2013 PDF Print E-mail

The Irish Cancer Society in partnership with the Association of European Cancer Leagues, will host the Official Conference for the European Week Against Cancer in the Aviva stadium Dublin on May 29-30, 2013.

The conference is an associated event of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU and will be officially opened by the Irish Minister for Health Dr. James Reilly T.D.

This two day conference will bring together the best international evidence and public policies that can reduce the risk of cancer. The theme for the conference will be on Healthy Lifestyles for Cancer Prevention (Day 1) and Tobacco Control (Day 2).  This conference is free to attend and will be of interest to professionals working in the area of Public Health, Cancer Prevention or Tobacco Control.

Click on the links below for all the details about the Official Conference for the European Week Against Cancer.
Launch of EPAAC I'm a Fan of Life Campaign PDF Print E-mail

EPAAC is proud to announce that the online social gaming campaign I’m a Fan of Life was launched on 22 March 2013. The online campaign will consist of 11 fun games on cancer prevention, helping those who play learn how to protect themselves from cancer and live a healthy lifestyle, and provide fantastic prizes as motivation. The Campaign promotes the 11 simple recommendations from the European Code Against Cancer that are aimed at supporting people in adopting a healthier lifestyle and implementing preventive measures for early cancer detection.

What’s in the I’m a Fan of Life campaign?
Everyone with a Facebook account can join the competition by playing the games on the EPAAC Facebook site. The games will be provisionally active until late July 2013. Each week, a new game will be launched. Each completed challenge will be awarded with points. Users can also earn points by sharing the game and inviting friends to play. The first 450 users who earn the most points will win a limited-edition t-shirt designed and signed by a fan of life, world skiing champion Tina Maze! Additionally, 50 Tina Maze t-shirts will be given away through prize draws during the duration of the campaign. More information on scoring procedures, prizes and the games can be found here.

                                                Click to start playing!

Tina Maze, Alpine Ski Champion is a Fan of Life! Watch Tina Supporting Our Campaign!

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