World Cancer Series: Europe Virtual Week
Date: 9-13 November 2020
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.