The European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC)

ECIBC is pleased to announce a call for expression of interest for external experts for more information to support the development of the European Breast Guidelines and the future Quality Assurance Scheme for breast cancer services. For more information on the project please visit the webpage HERE.

The deadline for applications is 10 May 2016 (Midnight CET).

Eurostat Press Release on Deaths Caused by Cancer

This was released on 4 February 2016, World Cancer Day, and reports that, in the European Union (EU), cancer was the cause of death of almost 1.3 million people in 2013, responsible for over a quarter (26%) of all deaths. Men (726 500 death due to cancer) were more affected than women (570 300). In addition, fatal cancer represented more than a third ( 37%) of all deaths for the EU population aged less than 65, while this level was below a quarter (23%) for the older population ( those aged 65 years and over). More information on cancer statistics, produced by EUROSTAT, is available HERE.

The World Cancer Leaders' Summit

31 October 2016, Paris, France

This is an important annual high-level policy meeting dedicated exclusively to furthering global cancer control. The event brings together key decision makers from around the world and encourages timely debate on emerging issues related to cancer.
More information is available HERE.

World Cancer Congress

31 October - 3 November 2016, Paris, France

The World Cancer Congress is the leading platform for the exchange of best practice in cancer implementation science and a key networking opportunity for the global cancer and wider health community. Held every two years in a different country by a UICC member organisation, the event is run by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), and centres on an inspiring theme pertinent to the cancer and global health agenda.
With the inclusion of cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the post-2015 development agenda, the 2016 World Cancer Congress theme, 'Mobilising action - Inspiring change', will provide an even more opportune platform for Congress delegates to build on this momentum and continue to expand their scope of influence and action for the successful implementation of these global commitments in their own settings.The deadline for abstract submission is closed. More information is available HERE.


7-11 October 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) congress is a scientific platform to present oncology research. The deadline for abstract submission is 11 May 2016. The deadline for "late breaking abstracts" is 23 August 2016. Only abstracts, for which no conclusive data are available, at the time of the abstract submission deadline of 11 May 2016, will be considered for late-breaking status. These abstracts may be submitted for high quality, new research findings with implications for clinical practice or understanding of disease processes.
More information is available HERE.