Supporting ECPC’s work related to research projects and other activities involving the creation and dissemination of scientific information. In 2020, ECPC started a new project on the Right To Be Forgotten under the supervision of Françoise Meunier. The aim of the initiative is to conduct a legal research project assessing and monitoring the discrimination that cancer survivors face in attempts to obtain a mortgage, loans and life insurances, and other financial services.
Françoise Meunier served as EORTC Director General from 1991 through to 2015 and oversaw the growth of the EORTC into an international world-class cancer clinical research infrastructure. Upon stepping down as Director General in 2015, Françoise Meunier remained active until 2018 as EORTC Director Special Projects where she was a driving force behind activities such as EORTC cancer survivorship initiatives.
She is a member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine since 2006. In 2007, she was conferred the title of Baroness by His Majesty, The King Albert II of Belgium. In 2009, she received the Pezcoller Foundation award as a recognition for her contribution to oncology. She is a Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences, Board Member of “Centre Scientifique de Monaco” and she is also Vice-President of FEAM (Federation of European Academies of Medicine). She has been a Board Member of Alliance for Biomedical Research in Europe from 2015 to 2018. In July 2015, she was admitted to the degree of Doctor of Medical Science (Honoris Causa) by the Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. Since 2017, she is member of the Scientific Panel for Health (SPH) of the European Commission.
“Since my graduation as medical Doctor I worked on Cancer, I have been committed to clinical research and management of cancer research. Tremendous progress have been achieved during these 45 years and as cancer is no longer a death sentence, I decided to dedicate the last part of my professional live to cancer survivorship issues as cancer patients should not pay twice and getting back to a normal life is crucial. Changes of approaches and perception are essential from employers, insurance companies, banks and in fact from the whole Society.”
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