28-01-2021 13:45
Public Hearing "Mind the gap: For equal access to cancer medicines and treatments"

Brussels, European Parliament, József Antall (4Q2) and with remote participation
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On Thursday 28 January, MEPs from the Beating Cancer committee discussed with ten leading experts how to deliver the best possible care to cancer patients in the EU. Topics ranged from cancer drugs to multidisciplinary cancer care, with a specific angle on paediatric and rare cancers and the social determinants in accessing cancer care.

Access for patients to high quality, affordable and timely cancer care is a key element in the fight against cancer. Good healthcare services improve patient outcomes, reduce the suffering and side effects of treatments as much as possible and enhance the quality of life for survivors. Good healthcare outcomes also contribute to the efficiency and sustainability of the health care systems.

Watch the hearing again by following the links to the web stream below!