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

  • 3rd International Conference on Cancer Prevention on October 26th & 27th, 2022 in Heidelberg

    On October 26th and 27th cancer prevention research community will gather at the DKFZ in Heidelberg: The 3rd International Conference on Cancer Prevention is planned as in-person event!

    The International Conference on Cancer Prevention is an event series of the National Cancer Prevention Center (NCPC), and is a contribution of German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and German Cancer Aid to the National Decade Against Cancer in Germany.

    Registration is now open, click here!

  • The 5th Gago Conference on European Science Policy – 6 October 2022 at DKFZ, Heidelberg, Germany

    The Gago Conferences on European Science Policy provide an international forum to strengthen the debate on emerging issues of research and innovation policy in Europe, as well as to promote the necessary involvement of major stakeholders in policy making and the diffusion of knowledge in science education and culture. The Conferences seek also to strengthen international scientific and technological cooperation networking in Europe towards a positive impact on a global scale.Science and technology (S&T) are key global resources for our collective future, our wealth, job creation and shared prosperity, both at home and abroad. The impact of S&T and innovation are the result of a cumulative, long-term, collective and uncertainty process, involving an extensive division of labour, which requires massifying the training of human resources and qualifying the labour force in many economic sectors.

    Please click on the programme here


Cancer Prevention Europe – Steering committee meeting

Date: 25 October 2022

Location: DKFZ, Heidelberg, Germany

18th meeting of the CPE Steering Group (Teleconference)

Date: 19 May 2022

Location: IARC, Lyon, France

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