15-04-2021 13:45
Hearing: Sharing knowledge and data, improving cross-border care to beat cancer

Brussels, European Parliament, Paul-Henri Spaak 1A002 and remote participation
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On 15 April, the Beating Cancer Committee will explore how the EU could further promote and facilitate cooperation and the sharing of knowledge, expertise and data on cancer research and care, for instance through the European Reference Networks and cancer registries, but also by improving the cross-border healthcare directive.

During the public hearing with 8 leading experts, MEPs will also discuss the development of common training programmes for health professionals in the field of cancer, as well as clear and validated communication and information to citizens.