About Accis


The ACCIS project is coordinated and financially supported by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, jointly with other funders listed below.

European Commission, Europe Against Cancer programme, European Union
Communaute urbaine de Lyon, France
Ligue Contre le Cancer, Comite du Rhone
Federal Ministry of Health of the Federal Government, Germany

Financial support received from the European Union (DG Sanco) over the period 2000-2003 contributed greatly to the establishment of the project and the database, validation of the submitted datasets, development of the ACCISpass software, dissemination of the results online, and the development of the International Classification of Childhood Cancer [9] and the release of the first results from the ACCIS study [1,3].

Funding received from Cancéropôle Lyon, Auvergne, Rhône-Alpes (CLARA) over the period 2005-2007 enabled detailed analyses and interpretation of the data in a series of 21 peer-reviewed publications on incidence and survival of European children and adolescents with cancer.

The preparation of these publications was also supported by a grant from Ligue contre le Cancer, Comité du Rhône in 2004.

Funding from the Federal Ministry of Health of the federal German government over the period 2005-2007 supported the publication of a further series of six peer-reviewed publications using the period survival method to estimate up-to-date survival. An additional grant received in 2009 contributed to the update of the database for the analyses of time trends of cancer incidence in children and adolescents in Europe over the period 2001-2010.

Data collection, processing, analyses, and reporting of results were also supported by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme, within the PanCareSurFup collaborative project (http://www.pancaresurfup.eu/), with a specific aim of examining selected late effects in the cohort of long-term survivors.

The EUROCOURSE project (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/89690_en.html), funded through the European Unionís Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant agreement LSSH-CT-2008-21 9453, helped to develop semi-automated infrastructure relevant to the ACCIS study.

Over its lifetime, the ACCIS project has been supported financially by several organizations. Further funding is necessary to support the ongoing need to monitor incidence and population-based survival of European children and adolescents with cancer. Consistent citation of this website (http://accis.iarc.fr) and other ACCIS products will significantly aid in fundraising efforts.