Cancon

15.02.2016

Policy paper 2: Common objectives of national cancer plans

The second Cancon policy paper deals with the common objectives of national cancer plans, and Tit Albreht coordinates the work.

The work on national cancer planning across Europe started already in the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer (EPAAC), led by the National Institute of Public Health in Slovenia.

EPAAC provided two important deliverables in its exploration of national cancer control plans, programmes or strategies:

  • a survey of all member states, European economic area (EEA) and candidate countries on their current status of these documents; and
  • a European guide on how to approach the preparation of a planning document for cancer care and management.

Cancon will review the developments and experiences of member states. A policy paper on national cancer control programmes includes another, more systematically prepared, survey.

Following the survey a report will be prepared on the current state-of-play and also the difference between the situation in 2011 and today.

Finally, the policy paper will build on the positive experiences and developments of member states. It will provide recommendations and guidance in cancer plans and strategies for both the European Commission and member states.

The National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) in Slovenia is the coordinator (WP 1) of Cancon joint action.

More information: 

  • about policy papers from Member state platform and Giovanni Nicoletti at g.nicoletti@sanita.it or Antonio Federici at an.federici@sanita.it; 
  • about policy paper on common objectives of national cancer plans from Tit Albreht tit.albreht@nijz.si; and  
  • the news item on the experts chosen to contribute to the scientific process of drafting the policy papers.

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