EONS Cancer Prevention Plan 2021-2023 ©
There is no single universal solution for cancer prevention. Successful prevention requires a combination of individual preventive actions (by avoiding or reducing harmful exposures) as well as group actions (when exposure is eliminated or reduced by measures effective at the population level). Results from cancer prevention initiatives are dependent on a variety of factors and circumstances. Therefore, the EONS Cancer Prevention Plan (ECPP) includes several activities, all with the aim of raising awareness, building capacity, promoting health and addressing health literacy (for overview, see Figure 1 and 2). The goal is that all activities should be evidence-based, reliable and sustainable. These activities include campaigns, education and research aimed at the general public, people affected by cancer and healthcare professionals. Already existing EONS events, such as the European Cancer Nursing Day (ENCD) will be incorporated into the Plan, as well as a broader campaign aimed at the general public, undertaken in collaboration with other relevant collaborating partners. The Plan was launched in the May 2021 and will continue until December 2023.