The Catalan Federation of Entities against Cancer (FECEC) now belongs to EU’s European Cancer Leagues

Date: 24 de February de 2015

This European organization voted unanimously in favor of the incorporation of FECEC into this association of Leagues after the 3-day annual meeting (October 14-17). This year, FECEC attended the conferences held in Bratislava in order to present its candidacy with the purpose of integrating into the ECL.


ECL wishes to create a common space for all European associations related to cancer study and prevention. Therefore, this organization gathers entities such as FECEC in order to deal with transversal topics about cancer within the European scene. Hence, FECEC’s joining this European organization will be useful in order to offer better information and services to our federated entities to the benefit of cancer patients and their relatives. It is needful to recall that ECL provides a common setting for the fight against cancer and is also responsible for organizing the European Week against Cancer among other actions.

Besides FECEC’s candidacy, the annual ECL’s conference was dedicated to cancer prevention, and new therapies . During the session, the new European code was presented. This 4th version includes lifestyle recommendations in order to prevent cancer based on scientific evidences. The new version is complemented by a website which contains questions and answers for each of the recommendations.

In the conference set, FECEC’s president, Ramon Maria Miralles, presented the entity before the ECL’s affiliated associations. Afterwards, during the ECL’s Annual Assembly on October 17, FECEC’s joining to this European organization was voted.