Upcoming BECA ICM on “Turning the Tide on Cancer”

Hands holding the beating cancer ribbon sign
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Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this meeting will be held remotely via a videoconference on Monday, 27 September 2021 from 9.00 to 12.00 at the European Parliament in Brussels.

The European Parliament Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA), in cooperation with the Legislative Dialogue Unit of the Directorate for Relations with national Parliaments, is inviting Members of national Parliaments of the EU Member States to attend a virtual Interparliamentary Committee Meeting (ICM).

This Interparliamentary Committee meeting will provide a good forum for a debate on the BECA draft report and Europe's Beating Cancer Plan between European and national parliamentarians. The event will be an opportunity for an exchange of experiences and best practices on how national and EU actions can contribute to a better rate of cancer prevention, support excellence in research, improve existing and encourage new treatments, and ensure equal access to cancer care throughout the Union. It will also offer the opportunity to address how the coronavirus pandemic affected cancer care and cancer patients, and how we could make cancer care more resilient in the future.