COMMISSION LAUNCHED KNOWLEDGE CENTRE TO FIGHT CANCER

Created on Friday, 02 Jul 2021 17:21:40

On 30 June, the European Commission launched the Knowledge Centre on Cancer. As part of the promising Europe's Beating Cancer Plan, the Knowledge Centre is an online platform displaying the following functionalities in order to make the best of collective knowledge and evidence-based science on the number one cause of death among the under-65s in Europe:

- gathers and maps the latest evidence on cancer;
- provides healthcare guidelines and quality assurance schemes;
- monitors project trends in cancer incidence and mortality across the EU;
- offers possibilities for everyone invested in the fight against cancer to exchange on the topic, share best practices, and collaborate on diverse projects.

One in two EU-citizen are estimated to develop cancer, which kills more Europeans under 65, than any other diseases. This trend engenders the rise of costs of cancer in healthcare to around 100 000 000 000 euros a year in Europe. Through the Europe's Beating Cancer Plan, the role played by physical activity at a prevention stage is now promoted at the EU level, and EU governments are invited to turn this terrible tide by developing physical activity and sport practices at national levels. This way, 40% of cancers might be prevented through healthier lifestyles.

On 30 June, the European Commission launched the Knowledge Centre on Cancer. As part of the promising Europe's Beating Cancer Plan, the Knowledge Centre is an online platform displaying the following functionalities in order to make the best of collective knowledge and evidence-based science on the number one cause of death among the under-65s in Europe:
- gathers and maps the latest evidence on cancer;
- provides healthcare guidelines and quality assurance schemes;
- monitors project trends in cancer incidence and mortality across the EU;
- offers possibilities for everyone invested in the fight against cancer to exchange on the topic, share best practices, and collaborate on diverse projects.

One in two EU-citizen are estimated to develop cancer, which kills more Europeans under 65, than any other diseases. This trend engenders the rise of costs of cancer in healthcare to around 100 000 000 000 euros a year in Europe. Through the Europe's Beating Cancer Plan, the role played by physical activity at a prevention stage is now promoted at the EU level, and EU governments are invited to turn this terrible tide by developing physical activity and sport practices at national levels. This way, 40% of cancers might be prevented through healthier lifestyles.

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Four new partners join the office (Rugby Europe, ENGSO, LEN and FIFA)

The European Handball Federation (EHF) becomes partner of the office

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) becomes partner of the office

The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) becomes partner of the office

The Czech Olympic Committee becomes partner of the office

The European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 23

The European Basketball Federation (FIBA Europe) becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 24

The British Olympic Association (BOA) becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 25

The NOC of Portugal becomes partner of the office, bringing the total partnership to 26

​The NOC of Croatia becomes partner of the office

​The NOC of Lithuania becomes partner of the office

The NOC of Cyprus becomes partner of the office

The Belgian NOC becomes partner of the office

ASOIF becomes partner of the office

The NOC Poland becomes partner to the office

IBU becomes partner to the office, bringing the total number of partners to 31 !

 

 

 

 

 

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