Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan: Commission launches Knowledge Centre to fight cancer

Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan (EBCP) was published earlier this year and now, the European Commission has launched the first flagship initiative of the EBCP – the Knowledge Centre on Cancer. This is a new online platform which will gather the latest evidence on cancer, provide healthcare guidelines and quality assurance schemes, as well as monitor and project trends in cancer incidence and mortality across the EU. It is also a space to share best practice, collaborate and coordinate to make the most of collective knowledge and evidence-based science. The Knowledge Centre on Cancer aims to help in the successful implementation of the EBCP initiatives by identifying, aligning, planning and coordinating scientific and technical actions. It is hoped this will lead to better prevention, improved screening for earlier detection and enhanced treatment and care.