The Portuguese Cancer League (Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro - LPCC) is a private non-profit non-governmental organization, declared by law of public utility (relevant social aim), founded in April 1941. The League activities are developed by 5 branches with head offices in Angra do Heroísmo (Azores island branch), Coimbra (central branch), Funchal (Madeira island branch), Lisbon (south branch), Oporto (north branch). The Branches are responsible for the development of the League activities in their regions.

We rely on hundreds of dedicated volunteers from all over the country to help with our fundraising activities and support to the patients.

The League major fields of activity are:

  • Health education and cancer prevention campaigns;
  • Health professional training/information;
  • The national Breast Cancer Screening Programme;
  • Psychological and financial assistance and support to patients and their families;
  • Promotion of the League Reach to Recover Support Group (Movimento Vencer e Viver)
  • Fundraising for cancer awareness and education;
  • Financial support and participation in scientific research projects;
  • Palliative Care programs and units;
  • To collaborate with national and international health/oncology related entity;

National Office:
Avenida Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, nº 57 - 3º Frente
1070-061 - Lisboa • Portugal
Phone + 351 217 221 810 • Fax + 351 217 268 059
E-mail info@ligacontracancro.pt

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