40% of cancers are preventable. For this reason, both the European Union and World Health Organization actively support countries in policy propositions that can assist in addressing modifiable cancer risks. But are there opportunities to move faster and go further? A new report by the European Cancer Organisation suggests so. "Primary Prevention: United for Action" summarises a series of recommendations from across the cancer and health community that can be instrumental in saving lives and enabling more people to live lives free from cancer.
Published as a synthesis outcome of a high level meeting of international experts in May 2021, ‘United for Action’ includes such recommendations as:
Co-chaired by the European Cancer Organisation and the Association of European Cancer Leagues, the meeting and initiative welcomed contributions from more than 20 international oncology organisations, as well as the World Health Organization, World Heart Foundation, European Society of Cardiology and European Association of Preventive Cardiology.
Conducted under the guidance of the European Cancer Organisation’s Prevention, Early Detection and Screening Network, the outcomes of the discussion will be foundational to further representations by the European Cancer Organisation, as it seeks to support the work of other organisations in this critical area of cancer policy.
Read the report here.