Organised in a collaboration between the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the European Heart Network (EHN), the European Cancer Organisation (ECO) and the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC), expert speakers also included Matti Aapro, President of the European Cancer Organisation, Mark Lawler, Board Member of the European Cancer Organisation, Maria da Graça Carvalho MEP, Juozas Olekas MEP and Brando Benifei MEP.
With the early part of the agenda having outlined the human realities and scale of cardiovascular co-morbidities and complications, the latter part of the event focused on the policy opportunities present within current EU initiatives to achieve improvement in research, treatment and understanding. More information can be found here.
In addition, the MEP Heart Group and the Challenge Cancer Intergroup released a Joint Statement coinciding with the event. It highlights the opportunities for action relating to cancer, cardiovascular disease co-morbidities and complications. Read the full statement here.