Cancer Screening actions

This page features reports, articles and advocacy updates from the Association of European Cancer Leagues and its partners and collaborators.

ECL currently partners with the WHO Collaborating Centre for Early Detection of Cancer at the CPO Piemonte (Italy) in order to facilitate expert advice on key topics in the early detection of cancer and exchange knowledge on these issues amongst cancer leagues.

 Integrating Health Promotion into Cancer Screening

‘Promoting and embedding the European Code Against Cancer into screening programmes’ Report & Statement- May 2019 


Promoting informed decision-making about cancer screening –  December 2020


Council recommendation (2003): What do we want to see in the update? –  November 2021 


 New and Engaging Cancer Screening Programmes

Press Release: ECL joins EU project to tackle inequalities in cervical cancer screening – March 2021 

Informed decision-making about breast cancer screening addressed in Europe – September 2020 

Personalized early detection and prevention of breast cancer: ENVISION Consensus Statement – June 2020 

‘Is the available evidence of lung cancer screening efficacy sufficient to implement a population programme?’ article – July 2019

 ‘Cancer leagues’ role in raising awareness of early detection’ presentation at Union for the Mediterranean – June 2019

 ‘Civil society role in promoting organised screening’ presentation at Romanian National Forum of Gyne -Oncology – March 2019


 ‘Contribution of cancer leagues to the promotion and organisation of screening programmes’ article –  December 2017 

Monitoring & Evaluating Cancer Screening Programmes

Webinar: Resuming cancer screening programmes after COVID-19  – July 2020


Report & Slides

‘Key issues that need to be considered while revising the current Annex of the European Council Recommendation (2003) on cancer screening’ article – January 2020

Press Release: Lack of Awareness is a Major Barrier to Early Cancer Detection – May 2019

ECL Members Cancer Screening Survey – March 2019

MEPs Against Cancer: Cancer Screening in Europe Report  – June 2017