Cancer concerns us all in one way or another. It has important impacts on patients, but it also severely affects the lives of their families and friends. In 2020, it is estimated that 2.7 million people in the European Union were diagnosed with the disease, and another 1.3 million people lost their lives to it. Unless we take decisive action now, in the EU by 2040 new cancer cases are set to increase by 21%, while cancer deaths by 31%.
Europe's Beating Cancer Plan makes renewed commitment to cancer prevention, treatment and care and puts forward concrete, ambitious actions that will support, coordinate and complement Member States’ efforts to reduce the suffering caused by cancer.
The European Cancer Inequalities Registry is one of the flagship initiatives of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, and as such reflects the Plan’s commitment to understand, address and reduce cancer inequalities between and among Member States. Furthermore, it supports flagship 1 of the Zero Pollution Action Plan.
ECIR data tool
Explore inequalities in cancer prevention and care across Europe. Start by selecting the inequality dimension. Then check out maps and graphs that clearly present indicators related to cancer, revealing existing inequalities.
About the European Cancer Inequalities Registry
Reports and country profiles