EUROPEAN CANCER REGISTRY
BASED STUDY ON SURVIVAL AND
CARE OF CANCER PATIENTS
EUROCARE is the widest collaborative research project on cancer survival in Europe. The project started in 1989 under the initiative of two research institutes, Istituto Nazionale Tumori (Milan, Italy) www.istitutotumori.mi.it and Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Rome, Italy) www.iss.it, with the participation of a large number of population-based Cancer Registries throughout Europe.
Aims of the study are: to provide an updated description of cancer survival time trends and differences across European countries, to measure cancer prevalence, and to study patterns of care of cancer patients.
Thanks to a steadily growing number of participant Cancer Registries the study regularly provides comprehensive publications on cancer survival in Europe.
The fifth and current edition, EUROCARE-5, includes data on more than 21 million cancer diagnoses provided by 116 Cancer Registries in 30 European countries.