Thu. Sep 28th, 2023

Brussels, 31 January 2023

Tomorrow, ahead of the World Cancer Day 2023 on 4 February, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, co-organises  a high-level hybrid conference on cancer titled ‘Equity, excellence and innovation: modern cancer care for all, Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan – eradicating inequalities within cancer care’. The conference is organised in partnership with the Swedish Presidency.

Commissioner Kyriakides; Acko Ankarberg Johansson, Swedish Minister for Health Care; Dr Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe; Douglas R. Lowy, Principal Deputy Director of the US National Cancer Institute; and Carolina Darias San Sebastián, Minister of Health in Spain will deliver keynote speeches. Afterwards, patients will be given the floor to share their experiences. Various discussions will then take place on a comprehensive approach to cancer prevention, the importance of early detection and the role of health data for delivering modern and equitable cancer care. The conference is an opportunity to take stock of the deliverables under Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan to date, including the new Council Recommendation on cancer screening, launch the 2023 Country Cancer Profiles of the European Cancer Inequalities Registry and set the scene for the year to come.

Follow the conference online (Code: #EUCancerPlan) and join the conversation on social media using #EUCancerPlan and #EU2023SE. The speech of Commissioner Kyriakides will be available here.

Source – EU Commission


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