2021 will be remembered for more than Covid-19. Stakeholders gathered at the European Cancer Summit this week also expressed optimism for the future based on the landmark publication of Europe’s Beating Cancer in February of this year.
Sessions of the event gave focus and recommendations on how the almost 40 different EU initiatives being taken forward as part of the Plan can achieve the greatest impact. Summarised in the ‘European Cancer Summit 2021 Declaration’, key points raised include:
The full Summit Declaration is available here.
Commenting on the Declaration, Matti Aapro, President of the European Cancer Organisation, said:
“This year’s European Cancer Summit came at an important time. Six months on from the publication of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, it was a good opportunity to look at its progress and bring the cancer community together to offer its advice for the next stages of the implementation journey. The Summit Declaration is a synthesis of our recommendations. There is so much great content in Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and the challenge now, as the proposals turn into reality, is really ensuring we maximise the value forcitizens and patients from each initiative. That requires regular self-scrutiny and auditing for new opportunity. We hope our Declaration helps to serve some of that purpose.”
Read and endorse the Summit Declaration here.