Every year, more than 3 million people are diagnosed with cancer. An estimated 3.9 million people were faced with a diagnosis of cancer and 1.9 million have died from cancer in the European Union in 2018.
The right to health is a human right recognised in the international human rights treaties ratified by the Member States. For this right to be guaranteed, access to medicines, treatment and high-quality care must be ensured equally to all cancer patients in the EU.
The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have the power and responsibility to adopt measures setting high standards for accessibility, quality and safety of medicinal products, treatments and cancer care.
The European Cancer Patient Coalition, together with our members representing 448 cancer patient organisations in all Member States call on the European Parliament Elections 2019 candidates to join our mission to overcome inequalities in Europe, where all cancer patients have timely and affordable access to the best treatment and care available, throughout their life.
ECPC invites all our members to share their local manifesto for the European Elections 2019 candidates and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org/