European Commission: Actions to tackle cancer

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Published: 29 Oct 2015
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Dr Vytenis Andriukaitis - EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

Dr Andriukaitis talks to ecancertv at ECC 2015 about the future of cancer policy in the European Commission’s agenda.

The burden of cancer is set to increase in the years to come, putting ever-increasing pressure on already stretched healthcare systems. How can action at the EU level aid member states in their own efforts to tackle this devastating disease?

What is the added value of Joint Actions such as the current CANCON in addressing the burden of cancer in Europe?

The European CanCer Organisation commits to take a leading role providing advice on European cancer policy - how important is it that the scientific and clinical oncology community engages in and supports your work in cancer policy now and in the future?