Who We Are
Digestive Cancers Europe (DiCE) is the European umbrella organisation of a large group of national Members representing patients with digestive cancer – colorectal, gastric, liver, oesophageal, pancreatic and rare cancers. Our mission is to contribute to early diagnosis and decreased mortality from digestive cancers and to increase overall survival and quality of life.
DiCE was established in 2018 by Jolanta Gore-Booth, Stefan Gijssels, and Prof. Dr. Eric Van Cutsem. It grew from EuropaColon that was founded in 2005 by Jolanta Gore-Booth.
In Europe, around 800,000 citizens get diagnosed with a digestive cancer every year, and 500,000 of them die. The facts demonstrate that a significant part of these deaths are avoidable.
The use of best practices can save a lot of lives. Unfortunately there is not one country in Europe where best practices are applied systematically. We want best practices to be applied everywhere so that citizens across Europe can gain access to the best high quality cancer care.
Together with our Members and Partners, we have built a thriving and robust platform. We have alliances with physicians and politicians all over Europe.
Our Full Members and Associate Members work with us to mobilise and connect people to get the voices of all patients heard in every country in Europe.
Achieving our mission is a group effort. We are grateful to our funding and collaborating Partners for their support in making this mission possible.