Launch of the European Code of Cancer Practice

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Join us, and EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides, as we launch a brand new tool for empowering cancer patients: the European Code of Cancer Practice.

23 September 2020 15:00 - 16:00 CEST

Virtual Event

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Organised by: European Cancer Organisation

With the kind participation of EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides.

To be launched on 23 September 2020, the European Code of Cancer Practice is a citizen and patient-centred accessible statement of the core requirements for good clinical cancer practice, in order to improve outcomes for all of Europe’s cancer patients. The Code of Practice has been co-produced by a team of cancer professionals, cancer patients and patient advocates, and endorsed by the European Cancer Organisation and many other professional and patient societies.

The European Code of Cancer Practice is focussed on informing and assisting cancer patients at all stages of their cancer journey.

The European Code of Cancer Practice sets out a series of 10 key overarching rights, and in particular signposts what cancer patients should expect from their health system, in order for them to achieve the best possible outcomes.

The European Code of Cancer Practice is therefore designed as an empowerment tool and a resource to ensure the best available care is delivered for European citizens and patients.

To be published during a virtual launch event on Wednesday 23 September, the Code covers the rights of cancer patients in respect to such matters as:

  • Equal access
  • Information
  • Quality of care, expertise & best outcomes
  • Specialised multidisciplinary care
  • Shared decision making
  • Research and innovation
  • Quality of Life
  • Integrated supportive & palliative care
  • Survivorship & rehabilitation
  • Reintegration

Commissioner Kyriakides 2020We invite you to register to join us, the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides, representatives from across the cancer patient and healthcare professional community, as well as political spokespersons, as we launch a powerful new tool to assist every person with cancer to gain the best possible care, treatment and support.

The registration is now closed.