• Date: 9 JUNE
    • Time: 11:00 -12:00
    • Location: Webinar

    The growing number of cancer survivors in Europe is a tribute to the success of advances in diagnosis and treatment. The latest scientific research and data accounts for over 12 million cancer survivors in Europe and, for many, it then becomes necessary to overcome the psychological impact of their treatments, workplace marginalisation and access to financial services such as mortgages and loans.

    On 9 June, in line with the United States’ Cancer Survivors Day, the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) will be organising an online event entitled “There is Life after Cancer: Putting an end to the discrimination” which will seek to raise awareness of the various issues affecting the lives of patients’ after cancer by stressing the importance of a European approach to cancer survivorship care as a key strategy to promote equal access and non-discrimination as well as long-term follow up for healthcare matters and social inclusion.

    This event will also be an opportunity for our attendees to highlight the issues concerning the medical, psychological, social and financial aspects of life after cancer, promoting a debate for a multidisciplinary approach among representatives of the EU institutions, policy makers, medical doctors, cancer survivors, and all stakeholders, including family members and employers.

    The online event will have a special focus on the ECPC’s project on the “Right to be Forgotten for Cancer Survivors”.

    This specific project has been named as one of the European Commission’s priorities in the Beating Cancer Plan and is operating under the supervision of Dr. Françoise Meunier, a member of the ECPC’s Scientific Committee and the Chair of the Cancer Survivorship Committee of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences (EACS).

    Thanks to medicine’s tremendous progress, cancer is no longer a death sentence. It is the duty of European stakeholders to ensure that cancer patients never again have to pay twice for their disease.


  • European Medicines Agency Annual training days

    • Date: Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 November 2019
    • Time: 08:00am - 05:00pm
    • Location: European Medicines Agency
  • Transforming the face of Head and Neck Cancer Care in Europe: It is time to take action!

    • Date: 7th May, 2019
    • Time: 20:01
    • Location: European Parliament, Room ASP 5G305

    We are pleased to invite you to join a meeting at the European Parliament organised by European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC), the Make Sense campaign and hosted by MEP Patrizia Toia.

    Finalized agenda is ready to be downloaded here.


    On Tuesday 5th November 2019, ECPC and the Make Sense campaign will host an interactive meeting at the European Parliament to raise awareness of the challenges that face people living with head and neck cancer in Europe.

    In particular, the meeting will highlight the urgent need for better quality of care across all member states, based on newly published data from a pan-European research project, RARECAREnet.

    A head and neck cancer survivor will share his personal experience of diagnosis, treatment and effect on daily life, as well as evidence from a recently published EU-wide study that explored the impact at a single point in time of head and neck cancer on patients’ work productivity and productivity outside of work.

    Other presentations will focus on the lack of awareness of head and neck cancer driving late diagnosis and poor treatment outcomes, as well as the increase in HPV-related cancers in Europe.

    The meeting will close with a facilitated discussion on how we can address the ongoing challenges in head and neck cancer care in Europe, through the Make Sense campaign, and beyond.

    Contact: paulina.gono@gmail.com

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