In line with the objectives of the Recommendation #13 of the Mission on Cancer
“Transform cancer culture, communication and capacity building”, CCI4EU is a European initiative aiming to help Member States (MSs), and Associated Countries (ACs) to rethink the cancer culture at all levels by funding relevant research, and a more equitable transfer of knowledge to everyone, in terms of prevention, diagnosis, and care.
Data already available confirm that the level of "Comprehensive Cancer Centre maturity" in Member States and Associated Countries is widely different, from some countries lacking Comprehensive Cancer Centres completely, to others with complex local, regional and national organisations that need better governance and integration.
Capacity Building is a complex intervention that requires multiple and integrated actions, delivered to all the relevant stakeholders (policymakers, researchers, health professionals, citizens, patients, caregivers and private companies), designed with an inclusive approach and tailored to the baseline status, capable of creating a change and improvement in care and research, with greater integration between them and supported by a continuing education programme.
CCI4EU solution: this Coordination and Support Action (CSA) will support Member States and Associated Countries in improving or developing their existing or future Comprehensive Cancer Centres, focussing on building their research innovation and digital-related capacities and their integration with cancer care. The CCI4EU tailored Capacity Building Programme objective is to achieve that 90% of cancer patients are treated in Comprehensive Cancer Centres by 2030.