Updated program ECP meeting on October 16, 2021

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Please find the update on the ECP meeting program.

More info: sabine.janssens@ecprevention.org on:

  • shuttle services to and from the airport/train stations
  • Hotel reservations:
    • Elzart B&B (complete)
    • Koetshuis B&B
    • Radisson Park Inn
    • Holiday Inn
    • Hassotel
  • Shuttle between hotels and conference venue: every 30 min
  • phones: +3211275734, +32475650541, +32477672225
  • fax: +3211255334

Invitation to the Anniversary ECP meeting 2021

On October 16, 2021 ECP will celebrate 40 years of  European Cancer Prevention (ECP) organization and 30 years of European Journal of Cancer prevention (EJCP). You are also warmly invited to attend. The meeting is in Elzart (Hasselt, Belgium), a resort known for water, nature, health, and wellness. On the program (in preparation), results of prevention trials together with the latest knowledge of how to efficiently protect from cancer. World renowned speakers will explain why prevention is winning the fight against cancer.


The audience is limited. So, mark you place now: sabine.janssens@ecprevention.org.

Download the invitation leaflet

30 Years of European Journal of Cancer Prevention: science for the future

Our favorite Journal has been around now for exactly 30 years.  As editor, I’m extremely proud, and grateful to our diverse readers for the support, applause and, occasionally, well taken critics that constituted the success, and that has made us a well-informed, unbiased professional community that prioritize cancer prevention in the broadest sense.

Since the launch by Prof. Michael Hill,  the submitted content has improved considerably and, as Prof. Carlo La Vecchia eloquently described in one of his most recent papers, we are winning the fight against cancer. Mortality indeed has dropped in developed countries 25 per cent compared to 30 years ago.  It is the success of an enormous medical and industrial effort, and the Journal has assisted admirably in this challenging process.

We cannot allow to pass this anniversary without adequate celebrations.  Editors, Publisher, and prominent ECP members wrote a short high-level paper about what they found the most noteworthy evolution during the past 30 years in their discipline.  The papers will be published in volume 30 of the Journal during 2021. Content will also added to “collections” on the Journal’s website and some of these contributors will appear on video as well.

It might be expected that the Journal will stimulate decreasing cancer incidence and mortality even further in the future.  What we did in the past and do now will be seen in the next generations in Western but even more in developing countries.

Prof. Jaak Ph. Janssens


EPMA World Congress 2019

registration open

30 March 2019 – Registration for the EPMA World Congress 2019 is now possible. The congress will take place from 19-22 September 2019 in Pilsen (Czech Republic).

The main objective of the EPMA Congress is to provide insights into innovation by Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine (PPPM) in Biomedical Sciences and Healthcare.

Specific Topics of the Congress will be for example personalised medicine in oncology, predictive medicine, preventive screening programs or biomarkers in diagnostics and the therapy effectiveness.

>> further information and registration
>> read more about EPMA (European Association for Predictive Preventive & Personalised Medicine)

New meeting on Precision Oncology 2019

A personalized approach in oncology takes gradually over from guidelines and relies on molecular biology of cancer cells. The information comes largely from tissue research. Therefore we, ECP and spin-off companies, concentrated on high quality tissues coming from patients (treatment related) or individuals (prevention) in the most comfortable and safe way.

But there is another factor, advances in molecular biology are much faster than in traditional, evidence based medicine. So, there is a rising conflict between laboratories and the hospital. This gap is addressed in our meetings were we join with interventionists (providing the tissue), pathologists (turn tissues into homogenates), molecular biologists (with an enormous array of services), oncologists that must indicate what they need and summarize to the patient the huge amount of molecular data, and health economics (because someone has to pay).

We had a first meeting on October 12, 2018 and this was very successful. We now like to continue and will broaden the scope to an international audience. Therefore we need people, research groups etc. to join us in the planning. Maybe you are interested?

If so, tell sabine.janssens@ecprevention.org

IF on the rise

After a minor drop in recent years, the IF of the European Journal of Cancer Prevention remains on the rise.  A combined achievement of authors, reviewers, and the editorial staff. Focus on “cancer” and “prevention” with the latest research technologies seems to generate high interest from the many readers.