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    Reinforcing Success: ECDC as a Central Point of the New European Health Union

    30 April 2021

    Richard Price, EU Affairs Policy Manager, European Cancer Organisation

    With COVID-19 vaccination campaigns continuing apace now across Europe, attention to the rebuild ahead is growing. Indeed, our ‘Time to Act’ campaign responds in part to this, seeking, among other objectives, to help stimulate some deeper thinking by policymakers on new ways to do cancer care better in the future.

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    HPV Vaccine Tracker

    26 April 2021

    In European Immunisation Week 2021 (26 April – 2 May), the European Cancer Organisation’s HPV Action Network is calling for the establishment of an HPV Vaccine Tracker to be hosted by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). This monitoring system would provide invaluable information about EU Member States’ progress towards meeting the Beating Cancer Plan’s goal of eliminating the cancers caused by HPV.

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    Time To Act: Don’t let Covid-19 stop you from tackling Cancer

    11 May 2021, Virtual Event

    We are pleased to announce the virtual launch event of the Time To Act campaign in over 20 languages: Don’t let Covid-19 stop you from tackling Cancer.  This will be held on Tuesday 11 May from 11:00-12:00 CEST and you can register, free-of-charge, by clicking the “Apply for Registration” button. 

     

    This event will bring together European political leaders in cancer, including EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides and the Chair and MEPs from the EU Parliament’s Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA), as well as other policy-makers, healthcare professionals and patient advocates who are all very concerned about the negative impact of Covid-19 on Cancer.  We are very grateful to our Campaign Supporters including our Member Societies, Patient Advocacy Groups and some Community 365 Contributors.  Please share this information with your network of contacts working in Cancer across Europe.

       

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    The European Code of Cancer Practice

    21 April 2021

    Article published in the Journal of Cancer Policy.

    There are considerable disparities between the quality of cancer care and clinical outcomes for cancer patients in different European countries, regions, hospitals and communities. These have persisted despite the introduction of many European and National Cancer Plans, an extensive portfolio of clinical guidelines and the existence of evidence based guidelines for the good practice in planning cancer healthcare systems.

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    2020 in Review: The Annual Report of the European Cancer Organisation

    April 2021

    We are pleased to present to you our Annual Report. At the European Cancer Organisation, during 2020, we were determined that we would not allow the pandemic to slow down the momentum of implementing our four-year Strategy, establishing nine new Focused Topic Networks of collaboration and consensus building, as well as launching a new brand in addition to a new website. Moreover, we concretised a long lasting tool that we believe to be helpful in improving cancer care and patient rights; the European Code of Cancer Practice translated in over 25 languages.

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    2020 in Review: Year We Created a Brighter Future Despite Challenges

    20 April 2021

    We are pleased to present to you our Annual Report. At the European Cancer Organisation, during 2020, we were determined that we would not allow the pandemic to slow down the momentum of implementing our four-year Strategy, establishing nine new Focused Topic Networks of collaboration and consensus building, as well as launching a new brand in addition to a new website. Moreover, we concretised a long lasting tool that we believe to be helpful in improving cancer care and patient rights; the European Code of Cancer Practice translated in 25 languages.

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    Commissioner Kyriakides: Let’s Achieve a Common Vision on Cancer Together

    08 April 2021

    Speaking with Members Societies of the European Cancer Organisation and its Patient Advisory Committee yesterday, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides encouraged all stakeholders in improving cancer care to mobilise towards the achievement of the common vision of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan. 

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    Working Against Cancer: Giving Professionals the Right Tools for the Job

    April 2021

    The European Cancer Organisation (E.C.O.) has published a consensus paper conveying the critical challenges for the cancer workforce in the context of implementing Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan. The four key challenges are described as:

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    The Cancer Workforce: The Key to Unlocking the Promise of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan

    07 April 2021

    Ahead of a meeting today with the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, the European Cancer Organisation (E.C.O.) has published a new consensus paper conveying the critical challenges for the cancer workforce in the context of implementing Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan. The four key challenges are described as:

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