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16-10-2017 - EU strategy against women’s cancers

FEMM 11-10-2017 - 09:19
EU strategy against cancer

One in three Europeans develops cancer during his or her lifetime, which is an immense social and economic cost for the EU. Certain forms of cancer, such as breast, uterus and cervical and other cancers affecting female reproductive tract, exist predominantly among or are exclusive to women. Although widespread, these types of cancers do not receive the necessary attention from the general public and from policy makers.

This hearing aims to look at the current situation in the prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of women's cancers and assess EU's health and anti-cancer strategies in this area. The experts whom will speak on the subject are Alessandra Campitelli, psychologist and collaborator of support organisations, Wendy Yared, Director, Association of European Cancer Leagues and Karen Benn, Deputy CEO, Europa Donna (The European Breast Cancer Coalition). The hearing will serve as input to the rapporteur Daniela Aiuto (EFDD, Italy) who will be in charge of the upcoming report on the subject.