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Cancon (officially European Guide on Quality Improvement in Comprehensive Cancer Control or CanCon; Cancon for short) is a joint action initiative, co-funded by participating organisations, institutes, universities and health care units, and the European Union.
The total budget is 6 million euros. Cancon started in 2014 and will continue until 2017.
Cancon produced a Guide for improving the quality of comprehensive cancer control. The Guide is a result of hundreds of cancer experts, in 25 countries and 126 partner organisations.
Cancon has nine work packages. Work packages 1, 2 and 3 deal with coordination, dissemination and evaluation. They help facilitate work packages 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, which focus on developing the content of cancer control.
The EU supports member states to tackle major diseases, such as cancer, in Europe.
The EU Health Programme co-funds the Cancon Joint Action. The Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA) implements the EU Health Programme, the EU Consumer Programme and the Better Training for Safer Food initiative.
CHAFEA provides a professional service in performing the tasks and activities entrusted to it by the European Commission. It works closely with the Health and Consumers Directorate General (DG SANCO). DG SANCO works on major and chronic diseases.
Cancon welcomes ideas and suggestions.
All the material about Cancon will be published on www.cancercontrol.eu