The European Guide on Quality Improvement in Comprehensive Cancer Control
This Joint Action aims to contribute to improvement in widely-recognised cancer control. It will be achieved through quality based cancer screening programmes, better integration of cancer care, community-based cancer care approaches and intensive efforts in all aspects of survival, including palliative care.
These key undertakings will be combined to form a European Guide on Quality Improvement in Comprehensive Cancer Control, which is the main deliverable of the project. Alongside this activity, the other key pillar of the Joint Action is to create the Member State Platform, which will provide Member States with the opportunity to discuss and exchange views and best practices on key topics relevant to cancer control. The Guide and Platform position papers will take into account the EU perspective on quality improvement in cancer control and thus serve to help Member States foster discussion at national level and shape national policies.
Hence, by identifying key elements and quality standards for comprehensive cancer control in Europe and by preparing the deliverables mentioned above, CANCON project pursues the European Commission’s goal of reducing cancer incidence by 15% by the year 2020.
The Joint Action will be running for the period of 2014-2017.