Making a Difference in Cancer Prevention and Control
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EUROPEAN WEEK AGAINST CANCER
Official Conference for the European Week Against Cancer: - 31 May to 1 June, Rome, Italy
Venue: Italian Ministry of Health
Special Guests included: Prof. Giulia Veronesi, European Institute of Oncology and Mr Mario Pescante, Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee and surprise appearances from the Italian fashion world by Carla FENDI, and Lavinia BIAGIOTTI.
Themes: Tobacco Control, Screening and Healthier Lifestyles
Temi: Controllo del Tabacco, Screening e Sani Stili di Vita
The Conference was in both English and Italian.
Scientific Conference: 1 June: 9:00 to 16:00
OTHER EUROPEAN WEEK AGAINST CANCER EVENTS
BRNO, Czech Republic, 4-5 May 2012, European Colorectal Cancer Days: Prevention and Screening
Made possible by MAC MEP Pavel Poc, this meeting was intended as a networking event to help to share up-to-date knowledge and to discuss the application of the hitherto assembled findings in establishing effective systems for colorectal cancer screening and early detection. Regardless of the recent advances in many European countries, there are still many rather persistent questions and problems that need to be addressed.
BRUSSELS Wednesday 30 May 2012, European Parliament: Primary Liver Cancer – an avoidable fate
See their Online liver test: http://epliverevent.elpa-info.org/
BRUSSELS Wednesday, 6 June 2012, European Parliament: Equity in Access - Promoting a Cervical Cancer Prevention Strategy for Europe
In support of the European Week Against Cancer, MEPs against Cancer (MAC) in conjunction with the European Institute of Women’s Health are holding a Roundtable on cervical cancer prevention. Hosted by MAC Vice President, Nessa Childers and MAC President Alojz Peterle, the Roundtable heard from Dr. Martin Seychell, Deputy Director General of DG Sanco, about EU action on cervical cancer. The discussion highlighted the need for better sharing of best practice across Europe to reduce existing health inequalities in this cancer.Cervical cancer is highly preventable through a twin effort of population-based screening programmes and the HPV vaccines.
EUROPEAN YOUTH COMMUNICATIONS COMPETITION
Many thanks to all those who submitted an entry. Voting by EPAAC partner organisations starts Tuesday 29 May and winners notified in early June.
EUROPEAN FLASHMOBS AGAINST CANCER
In the spirit of the European Week Against Cancer, we organised flashmob events on in major European cities, to encourage youth involvement in the dissemination of the European Code against Cancer (www.cancercode.eu).
BRUSSELS: On Wednesday May 23, a flashmob was held at 5pm, Carrefour de l'Europe (between Gare Centrale and Hotel Meridien) (Video coming soon).
ROME: On Saturday May 26, a Flashmob took place in front of the Spanish Steps. (Video on LILT's Facebook.)
SPAIN: At two locations on Saturday May 26.