European Cancer Centre Certification Programme

European Cancer Centre

Mission statement

The goal of the European Cancer Centre (ECC) Certification Programme is to improve the overall quality of cancer care by creating interdisciplinary and interproffesional networks in which all disciplines involved in the treatment of cancer patients work closely together along the entire chain of health care.

The ECC Certification Programme aims to contribute to European initiatives like the Joint Action innovative Partnership for Action Against Cancer (iPAAC),  European Commission’s Joint Action on Cancer (CanCon) and the European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECBIC) by implementing Comprehensive Cancer Care Networks (CCCN) in European member states and thereby improving the quality of cancer care.

The objectives are to:

  • define the quality of oncological health care services Europe-wide;
  • reduce differences in the quality of cancer health care services and provide standardized/uniform oncological health care services in all member states; and
  • establish a pan-European database to lay the foundations for comprehensive Europe-wide cancer health service research.



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