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European Cancer Inequalities Registry
The European Cancer Inequalities Registry is a flagship initiative of Europe's Beating Cancer Plan. It provides sound and reliable data on cancer prevention and care to identify trends, disparities and inequalities between Member States and regions

 

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%.

 


 

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

The European Cancer Inequalities Registry is a flagship initiative of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan.
The European Cancer Inequalities Registry employs an indicator framework to assess countries’ progress in cancer prevention and care.
The European Cancer Inequalities Registry benefits from the work and contributions of many different players.
This section provides a list of stakeholders providing data and other information to feed ECIR.
The ECIR data tool roadmap tells about the steps in the development, data sources, criteria, current situation and future evolution.

 


 

Reports and country profiles

Country reports
Starting in 2023, for all EU27 Member States, Iceland and Norway, dedicated reports on progress and challenges in overcoming cancer inequalities will be published following a biennial cycle.
Thematic reports
Starting in 2024, every two years an overview report on the inequalities in cancer prevention and care in Europe will be published.