Resolutions passed during the European Cancer Summit 2020:
Immediate and urgent action should be taken to ensure that cervical cancer screening programmes are not interrupted by COVID-19, especially in countries with the lowest screening rates. The adoption of HPV self-sampling must be accelerated in order to improve uptake.
HPV-associated cancers are preventable by universal vaccination. Anti-vaccination misinformation is putting programmes at serious risk and all European health authorities must act now to improve public confidence in HPV vaccination.