Tackling access inequalities in cancer care

Bridging the gap with Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan

Thursday, 1 October 2020 | 09:00-10:30 | Room 2

Organised by the Central European Cooperative Oncology Group (CECOG) supported by MSD

Cancer mortality varies widely across Europe, and survival depends on where you live. In particular, the inequality between countries in Central and South-Eastern Europe (CEE) and Western Europe (WE) is striking. The COVID-19 pandemic has served as a magnifying glass on existing disparities, and the economic disruption it caused threatens to deepen them even further.

How can we prevent this, and what is more, how can we drive lasting change towards equitable cancer care? Working within the frame of Europe’s “Beating Cancer” plan, the Central European Cooperative Oncology Group is running the “CEE Access to Cancer Care Program”. Here, multisectoral experts have developed a comprehensive dashboard for CEE, comprising the whole pathway from prevention to survival by focusing on improved patients’ outcomes. We now invite you, the EHFG participants, to join us in discussing how we can further advance equitable cancer care – across the whole of Europe!

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