On 8th May, the European CanCer Organisation (ECCO) joins the ovarian cancer community to mark World Ovarian Cancer Day 2018. According to the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition, more than 600 000 women around the world are within 5 years of an ovarian cancer diagnosis. With over 150 000 deaths annually, ovarian cancer has the lowest survival rate of all women’s cancers.
The quality of care provided to individuals with ovarian cancer is vital. ECCO, together with European experts representing all disciplines involved in cancer care, is currently producing organisational specifications entitled ECCO Essential Requirements for Quality Cancer Care (ERQCC) for Ovarian Cancer. The paper intends to give oncology teams, patients, policymakers and managers an overview of the elements needed in any healthcare system to provide high-quality multidisciplinary ovarian cancer care throughout the patient journey.
ECCO ERQCC for Ovarian Cancer aims to:
- Improve outcomes for ovarian cancer patients in Europe through the adoption and the implementation of essential requirements for quality cancer care in Europe
- Complement existing clinical guidelines and improve their efficacy
- Shape the policy environment at European and national levels to improve quality of ovarian cancer care across Europe and decrease inequalities in cancer outcomes
Read more about the ECCO ERQCC programme here
Learn more about World Ovarian Cancer Day here
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