Making a Difference in Cancer Prevention and Control
"Alcohol and Cancer" Debate
November 23, 12:00 - 14:30,
European Parliament, Brussels
Room: Paul-Henri Spaak – P1C047
During the 5th edition of the Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm (AWARH), ECL, Eurocare, UEG, EASL and other partners will organise various events in Brussels.
On 23 November 2017, the MAC Group, chaired by MEP Biljana Borzan (CRO, S&D), will talk to experts about the connection between alcohol and cancer at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Europe has the highest rate of alcohol consumption per capita in the world. It also has the highest proportion of total ill health and premature death due to alcohol in the world.
Experts have known since 1988, when the International Agency for Research into Cancer (IARC) classified alcohol as a Group 1 carcinogen, that alcohol causes cancer. Alcohol consumption is associated with increased risk for several cancers, including digestive, bowel, liver, and breast cancers.
Please join us on the 23rd of November for a lunch debate, where we will be discussing the theme of this year's AWARH!
“Alarmingly, the burden on society of alcohol related harm continues to grow. In the WHO European region approximately 70% of adults drink alcohol” says Dr Biljana Borzan MEP