Making a Difference in Cancer Prevention and Control
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Cancer Control Joint Action Policy Conference
Cancer Survivorship: a policy dialogue
The aim of this first policy conference for the Joint Action on Cancer Control is to address one of its main aims, to generate a policy dialogue on how we all can raise cancer survival and reduce cancer mortality by improving the quality of life of cancer patients and survivors.
(Presentations at bottom of this page)
Mr Markku Markkula, the President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR)
Mr Martin Seychell, Deputy Director General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
Mr Alojz Peterle, MEP, President, MEPs Against Cancer
Dr Sakari Karjalainen, Secretary General, Cancer Society of Finland, CanCon Dissemination Leader
Ms Joan Kelly, President, Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL)
Dr Tit Albreht, CanCon Project Coordinator, National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia
“Cancer survival trends and inequalities: what is the role for Europe?”- Prof Michel Coleman, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
“Survivorship and National example” - Julien Tognetti, European Project Officer, National Institute of Cancer, France (INCa)
Panel Discussion on improving the quality of life of patients and survivors
a. Role of Cancer Patients - Prof Francesco de Lorenzo, European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC), Isabelle Lebrocquy, Founder, Opuce
b. Role of Cancer Leagues - Hedwig Verhgegen, Komop Tegen Kanker, Flanders, Belgium
c. Role of Parliamentarians - Dr Charles Tannock MEP, Vice President of the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) Against Cancer (MAC)
d. Role of Employers - Mr Dimitri Stoquart, Chief Executive Officer, STOQUART
Closing and The Way Forward, closing remarks by MAC Vice President MEP Charles Tannock and CanCon Dissemination leader Sakari Karjalainen
About the Joint Action on Cancer Control
The CanCon Joint Action aims to contribute in different ways to reducing the cancer burden in the EU. It will help raise cancer survival and reduce cancer mortality by improving the quality of cancer care among member states, improving the quality of life of cancer patients and survivors with proposals on survivorship ensuring reintegration and palliative care and a decrease in inequalities at various levels of the cancer control field. These key elements will be combined with other relevant aspects of cancer control to create a European Guide on Quality Improvement in Comprehensive Cancer Control.
CanCon will help member states to place cancer firmly on their national public health agendas and improve national situations by applying and adapting recommendations in the Guide. More information on this project can be found at www.cancercontrol.eu.