New MEP Intergroup Challenge Cancer Established

01 July 2020

Dr Matti Aapro, President of the European Cancer Organisation has welcomed the creation of a new Intergroup of the European Parliament, 'Challenge Cancer' as a new forum for assisting Members of the European Parliament in scrutinising and improving current initiatives of the EU impacting cancer care.

 Speaking at the launch, Dr Aapro said: "I welcome the new Intergroup Challenge Cancer. 2020, despite all the disruption caused by COVID-19, still remains a time of opportunity to get things right on European cancer policy. This is the time for the European Parliament, the representatives of Europe‚Äôs citizens, to play its fullest role in ensuring the Beating Cancer Plan, EU Cancer Mission, EU4Health Programme, Pharmaceutical Strategy all combine to create the most powerful and positive change."

More information about the Challenge Cancer Intergroup here.