International Collaborations

The field of oncology is evolving constantly. Therefore, the German Cancer Society is seeking to promote scientific exchange with other organizations and institutions on both the national and international level and is involved in various European initiatives.

Annual European Round Table Meetings

First European Round Table Meeting (ERTM)

In collaboration with the Union of International Cancer Control, the German Cancer Society has launched a new series of the European Round Table Meeting. The first meeting was held in May 2014 in Berlin on the topic "Improving cancer care in Europe - Sharing best practice and learning which institutional structures are beneficial and why."

2nd European Round Table Meeting (ERTM)

The second European Round Table Meeting was held in the DKG-office in Berlin on 8 May 2015. Topic: "Improving structural development in oncology - Transformation of Theoretical healthcare standards and knowledge into a practical approach"

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3rd European Round Table Meeting (ERTM)

The 3rd European Round Table Meeting was held in the DKG-office in Berlin on 17 June 2016. Topic: "Current developments in cancer care: including the patients perspective"

4th European Round Table Meeting 2017

The 4th European Round Table Meeting was held in the DKG-office in Berlin on 5 May 2017. Topic: "Quality control and improvement of cancer care – what is needed".

Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL)

The German Cancer Society represents since November 2015 the Federal Republic of Germany in the Association of European Cancer League (ECL), based in Brussels.

Union for International Cancer Control

The German Cancer Society represents the Federal Republic of Germany in international organizations, for example, since 1962 as a member of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), based in Geneva.

EU Project: CanCon (Cancer Control Joint Action)

Since 2013, the section for certification has been an associated partner of the Working Group Comprehensive Cancer Care of the EU project CanCon (Cancer Control Joint Action). This working group takes care of one of nine CanCon work packages. During the three-year project, each CanCon group works on specific topics, such as prevention, early detection, cancer care and long-term survival.

EU Project: Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC)

The section for certification represents Germany in the European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC). This expert panel aims to establish a European quality assurance system in cancer care. As a first step, the representatives of all Member States, are focusing on breast cancer patients. ECIBC was constituted in 2013 and presented the project to experts and members.