Each year, thousands of men in Europe are diagnosed with cancer. There is an urgent need for action on all gender-related cancer inequalities, yet the issue of men’s cancers is not being addressed effectively by policymakers.
ECO, The European Association of Urology (EAU) and Global Action on Men’s Health (GAMH) have launched a joint Roadmap for Improvement on this issue titled ‘Time to Accelerate: Action on Men and Cancer’.
Taking place in the European Parliament, in Brussels, the launch was kindly sponsored by Members of the European Parliament Alessandra Moretti and István Ujhelyi.
Other speakers at the event included: Domenico Fiorenza, from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety; Peter Baker and Hendrik Van Poppel, Co-Chairs of ECO’s Men and Cancer Workstream; and Sarah Collen, ECO Inequalities Network Co-Chair.
The Roadmap details several recommendations for national and European policy, such as:
ECO will promote the roadmap through 2024 as part of the wider ‘Time to Accelerate’ European Cancer Manifesto.
You can read the full roadmap here.