• World Cancer Series: Europe Virtual Week

    • Date: 9-13 November 2020
    • Location: Online

    Cancer exacts a high toll globally: WHO estimates that there were 9.6 million deaths due to cancer in 2018, making it the second leading cause of death and the cause of 1 in 6 of all deaths, with 70% of these occurring in low- and middle-income countries.

    Coronavirus has turned the global spotlight onto healthcare and upended medical services. It has exposed the frailties of existing systems but also highlighted examples of nimble innovation and success. The sixth annual World Cancer Series: Europe will gather senior policymakers, clinicians, industry leaders, academics and patient advocates in a common framework in order to build new partnerships and initiatives, and to make commitments to the improvement of global cancer care delivery

    The virtual event will take place between November 9th-13th, with the aim to drive forward the conversation on improving the provision of cancer care in Europe.

    Antonella Cardone, Director of ECPC, will participate in the event as a panelist within the session « Cancer as a global issue » where the global perspective on the health system and cancer initiatives will be approached. If you want to know more about the. speakers taking part in the event, please find the agenda here.

    A special focus of the sixth edition of World Cancer Series: Europe will be on the quickly changing cancer-care landscape across Europe for lessons that can be applied to achieve improvements in cancer care, in the particular context of the EU’s Beating Cancer Plan. The discussions will take a deep dive into the key conversations in oncology in Europe. From policymakers to patients, this event will hear from those most affected about the areas of greatest unmet need and how these should be tackled.

  • Virtual event: ‘Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan: Bridging the gap in breast cancer care’

    • Date: 15 October 2020
    • Time: 12:00-13:30 CEST
    • Location: Virtual event

    Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in women in Europe. Despite recent advancements in treatment and survival, it still represents a threat to European citizens and society, as the disparities in treatment and care between and within EU countries remain.

    With the Breast Cancer Awareness month approaching and the Cancer Plan still being developed, TBCT members decided to host an online event focusing around the realities of living with early and advanced breast cancer. The event will take place the 15th October from 12:00 to 13:30 aim to raise awareness of unmet need in breast cancer care and facilitate the discussion with EU stakeholders and policymakers around the challenges that breast cancer patients are facing daily and that the Plan needs to address.

    Grazia Socca, legal specialist at ECPC, will participate in the event in the panel ‘Addressing an unmet need in breast cancer care’ presenting the project ‘The Right to be forgotten: putting an end to
    discrimination’. If you want to know more about the speakers taking part in the event, please click here.

    The TBCT initiative wishes to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month and shed the light on currently ongoing initiatives that can serve as the best practice to ensure that Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan brings yet better outcomes to European patients, their families and the society.

  • Webinar sobre biosimilares: Todo lo que los pacientes necesitan saber

    Nos gustaría invitaros a la conferencia online ‘Biosimilares: Todo lo que los pacientes necesitan saber’ que tendrá lugar el próximo miércoles 4 de noviembre de 18:00 a 19:00 CET.

    El evento online se centrará especialmente en los medicamentos biosimilares y su potencial para aumentar el acceso a los tratamientos. Nos complace informaros de que el Dr. Josep Tabernero, jefe del Servicio de Oncología Médica del Hospital Vall d’Hebron de Barcelona, Director del Vall d’Hebron Instituto de Oncología (VHIO) y responsable de la Unidad de Investigación de Terapia Molecular del Cáncer en el Hospital Vall d’Hebron, participará en el evento.We are inviting you to attend our online webinar “Biosimilars Explained: What Patients Need To Know” which will take place on Tuesday, 13th October 2020 from 15:00 to 16:00 CET.

    ECPC cree firmemente que los pacientes deben adquirir un papel activo durante su tratamiento y estos módulos interactivos les proporcionarán con conocimiento valioso al respecto.

    Los módulos en línea han sido desarrollados por ecancer en colaboración con ECPC y permiten obtener información clave y consejos prácticos para que los pacientes tomen decisiones responsables y con conocimiento sobre su tratamiento.

    ¿Quieres aprender qué son los medicamentos biosimilares y cómo puedes involucrarte a la hora de tomar decisiones sobre tu tratamiento?

    ¡Únete a nuestro webinar para aprender más sobre esta herramienta para pacientes! Haz click para consultar la agenda preliminar del evento.

    Por favor, regístrate a través de este enlace antes del 3 de noviembre de 2020 a las 20:00 CET.

    ¡Esperamos verte allí!

  • UICC’S Ageing and Cancer series: #2 Reshaping cancer control for ageing societies

    • Date: Tuesday, 20 October
    • Time: 14.00pm
    • Location: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsduitqTMuHdxghnEPtEb3VTDcGtzkx_LK

    The rapid ageing of populations around the world has important societal, economic and public health implications. While longevity in itself is a success story, ageing societies bring key challenges for health systems stemming from the growing prevalence of chronic diseases, increased likelihood of multiple conditions and need for long-term care.

    With recent research estimating the number of new cancer diagnoses to triple by 2050 worldwide due to population ageing, the urgency of adapting the public health response in the face of this demographic transformation is even more glaring within the context of cancer control.

    How can cancer services better deal with the complex and heterogenous needs of older populations across the cancer continuum?

    What are the policy options countries can take to ensure old age does not become a barrier to equitable access to quality cancer care?

    What changes do health systems need to make to support Healthy Ageing and harness the benefits of people living longer and healthier lives?

    Following the Special Focus Dialogue on Caring for older cancer patients during COVID-19, this second discussion in the Ageing and Cancer series brings together key experts from international bodies, government, academia and public health to take the ‘long view’ on reshaping cancer control for the needs of ageing societies. Please visit UICC website for more information.

    You can register here.

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