HYBRID EVENT Ensuring equal access to all – Cancer in Women: Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan event – 2 February 2022, 14.30 – 16.15 CET
All women – in Europe and around the world – should have the same access to cancer care, regardless of who they are and where they come from.
One year ago, the Commission launched Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan to signal its renewed commitment to cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and quality of life. Since then, the EU has put the necessary elements in place for its a smooth implementation and is beginning to deliver on its objectives.
On 2 February, Commissioner Stella Kyriakides will host a hybrid event entitled “Ensuring equal access to all” to raise awareness of cancer in women and to announce the latest actions under the EU’s Cancer Plan, with a video message from President Ursula von der Leyen. The event will take place from 14.30 to 16.15 and will include the announcement of 4 new cancer plan deliverables.
The event will serve as a prelude to World Cancer Day, the global initiative to unite the world in the fight against cancer, which takes place on 4 February.
- Reducing the burden of cancer in Europe is a key political priority for the von der Leyen Commission. Just one year after its launch, Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan is delivering on its ambitious promises.
- The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the entire cancer pathway from prevention to diagnosis and treatment and quality of life of cancer patients.
- Improving access to high-quality cancer care is a key feature of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan.