Cancer Prevention Europe

Cancer Prevention Europe (CPE), a consortium of organizations across the whole of Europe, aims to reduce morbidity and mortality from cancer in European populations through prevention and earlier diagnosis of the disease.

  • “Risk reduction has the potential to prevent around half of all cancers”

    – Seventieth World Health Assembly, 2017
  • “Cancer research to improve the evidence base for cancer prevention and control”

    – Seventieth World Health Assembly, 2017
  • CPE was established to develop world-class prevention research in Europe that can be translated into effective cancer prevention guidelines and policies

  • “The annual number of new cancers in Europe is projected to increase to 5.21 million by 2040, which corresponds to over 100 million new cancer patients in the next 20-25 years.”

    – Cancer Prevention Europe, 2020

Latest news

  • Second Pontifical Meeting on Cancer Prevention at the Academy of Sciences in the Vatican on 23-24 February 2023

    On 23-24 February 2023, a conference is organised by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the European Academy of Cancer Sciences on “Strategies to decrease inequalities in cancer therapeutics/care and prevention”.

    More information can be found here

  • Cracking the Future of the European Code against Cancer (ECAC) – 24 November 2022, 14:15 – 13:30 CET (Webinar)

    This webinar planned on 24 November 2022, co-hosted with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), will cover the following:
    • Brief overview of the EU’s work to mainstream cancer prevention
    • Summary of the ECAC’s past editions, current edition, lessons learnt and impact
    • Plans and progress on the development of the 5th edition of the ECAC consistent with the implementation of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan
    • Introduction to the EU Mobile App for Cancer Prevention (a flagship initiative of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan)
    • Introduction to the EU4Health project BUMPER (Boosting the usability of the EU Mobile App for Cancer Prevention)

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23rd meeting of the CPE Steering Group meeting

Date: 5 December 2023

Location: IARC, Lyon, France

22nd meeting of the CPE Steering Group meeting (Teleconference)

Date: 5 September 2023

Location: IARC, Lyon, France

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