"The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) unites and supports the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to ensure that cancer control continues to be a priority in the world health and development agenda."
Through its 24 Member Organisations, representing over 50,000 professionals, ECCO is the only multidisciplinary organisation that connects and responds to all stakeholders in oncology Europe-wide.
ECCO is a non-profit association that exists to uphold the right of all European cancer patients to the best possible treatment and care, promote interaction between all organisations involved in cancer research, education, treatment and care at the European level.
It does this by creating awareness of patients’ needs and wishes, encouraging progressive thinking in cancer policy, training and education and promoting European cancer research through the organisation of international multidisciplinary meetings.
In August of 2008, ECCO became full UICC member.