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INTERACT-EUROPE 100

Project objectives and timeline

Modern cancer care involved the collaboration of many specialists and professions, including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, interventional oncologists, cancer nurses, and many others. Given the complexity that cancer treatments and cancer patient pathways, teamwork is essential and requires a clear understanding of each other’s roles and competencies.

Coordinated by the European Cancer Organisation (ECO) and co-funded by the European Union as part of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, the INTERACT-EUROPE 100 aims to advance cancer care by improving the multidisciplinary collaboration of those providing it. Building on the work of the INTERACT-EUROPE project which developed an Inter-Speciality Cancer Training (ISCT) curriculum, INTERACT-EUROPE 100 aims to roll out this training programme in 100 cancer centres across Europe.

The goal of INTERACT- EUROPE 100 is to provide cancer care professionals with the training necessary to enhance a collaboration with 100 cancer centres across Europe. INTERACT-EUROPE 100 embraces the values of patient-centricity and inclusivity and aims at making a lasting contributing to improved cancer patient outcomes and patient care across Europe.

The objective of the ISCT programme is to foster a patient-centric approach to quality cancer care through the promotion of multidisciplinary and multi-professional teams working across Europe.

INTERACT-EUROPE 100 is a 36-month project (December 2023 – December 2026). It is co-funded by the European Union under the EU4Health programme 2021-2027 as part of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan.

CIRSE’s role in the project

This project involves 38 partner organisations from 15 European countries implementing this novel training curriculum. CIRSE is part of the INTERACT-EUROPE 100 consortium, where it is represented by Dr. Franco Orsi (Chief of Division of Interventional Radiology, European Institute of Oncology, Milan) as medical expert and Ms. Birgit Slijepcevic (Head of Board and Committee Relations Dept.) from the CIRSE office. As representative organisation for the IR and IO community in Europe, CIRSE contributes to the work packages 1 (coordination), 2 (Programme Design and Delivery) and 4 (Recruitment and Communication).

As the project is currently recruiting training centres across the EU 27 countries plus Iceland, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway and Ukraine, CIRSE encourages IO experts from these countries to apply now to be among the 100 cancer centres participating. Training centres will be offered an array of multidisciplinary training for cancer care professionals over the next three years. Training begins in 2024. Further information on the application can be found here.

Further information

For further information on the project please refer to the INTERACT-EUROPE 100 project website, the INTERACT-EUROPE 100 Enrolment Guide, or send an email to [email protected]. For more information on CIRSE’s role in the project please contact us at [email protected]

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