European Cancer Organisation


About ECCO Policy

ECCO is uniquely positioned to provide the voice of consensus of European oncology professionals and engage with policy-makers to ensure that cancer stays at the top of the EU agenda.

Providing a rallying point for Europe’s community of oncology professionals, ECCO’s Policy arm engages in oncopolicy: planned and sustained interaction with EU policy-makers as well as third-party stakeholders to anticipate and proactively shape EU cancer health and research policy.

Our policy objectives are to:

  • Speak with a single voice on wider policy issues
  • Engage other stakeholders in cancer research, innovation, treatment, care and education
  • Coordinate the unified and multidisciplinary oncology community
  • Be proactive in Europe   

ECCO’s policy and advocacy activities will create sustained value and representation for all ECCO’s Member Organisations and uphold ECCO’s philosophy that every cancer patient deserves the best.

Policy Statement on Multidisciplinary Cancer

Cancer care is undergoing an important paradigm shift from a disease-focused management to a patient-centred approach, in which increasingly more attention is paid to psychosocial aspects, quality of life, patients’ rights and empowerment, and survivorship. In this context, multidisciplinary teams emerge as a practical necessity for optimal coordination among health professionals and clear communication with patients.