a multidisciplinary 3-year common-action project involving all EU
Member States (MS) to remedy major inequalities in cancer, and form
the pillars of a EU cancer control strategy. The cancer inequalities
addressed were identified by EUROCHIP2.
In spite of impressive progress in our understanding
of cancer control remains inadequate:
1. Women die for avoidable causes of death: excess of cervical cancer
mortality because of lack of screening.
2. The European cancer information system is quite complete in some
Member States and poor in others.
3. The needs of people with a past diagnosis of cancer are often
4. Cancer management costs are increasing faster than resources.
- To avoid avoidable deaths: an EU-solidarity based intervention
on cervical screening in five Eastern European Member States (MS)
- To improve the health information system: an EU-solidarity based
promotion of cancer registration
- To improve the health information system: promotion of the ECHI
cancer indicator collection
- To extend the health information system to emerging health needs:
list of cancer rehabilitation indicators
- To guarantee cancer care for all: a discussion on cancer cost/outcome
As in the previous EUROCHIP projects, in EUROCHIP-3 we intend to
continue to work as a Public Health Network for Cancer. The outputs
of the Project are to be intended as the result of consensus conferences
at various levels of the Network's Groups. Specific Cancer Control
Core topics are to be addressed in conjunction with other Public
Health Stakeholders (e.g. people involved in cancer registration,
cancer screening programmes, etc.). The Consensus of all interested
parties in the Network is developed through e-mail discussions,
conference calls, or meetings to be organised by a given WP leader.
The Consensus procedure is composed of various steps:
1. a subject of discussion is acknowledged and informally assessed
by engaged WP leaders and/or Steering Committee members
2. the possible related material is identified e.g. in the form
of report, papers, evidence-based guidelines, etc.
3. group of discussion is identified by criteria of expertise, multidisciplinary
and internationality. For this stakeholders and experts from all
relevant cancer domains are involved, and maximum representation
of Member States' interest is ensured
4. relevant scientific literature and links to other projects are
taken into account and circulated to interested parties
5. discussion is conducted informally, or organized in online forum
or questionnaires (where planned in specific WPs)
6. a formal declaration over the discussed subject is communicated
by the relative WP leader to the interested Network groups
7. a formal output of the project is delivered and made available
via various communication means i.e. project's website and collaborators'
websites, project's Newsletters, use of DG SANCO tools for diffusion