Reducing health inequalities: cancer care as a blueprint

Do, measure, learn, improve!

Tuesday, 27 September 2022 | 09:00-10:30 | Conference Centre

Organised by the Oncology Platform of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations & European Cancer Organisation & European Cancer Patient Coalition

Can the European Health Union be real and tangible, grounded in solutions that have been proven to work?  

We will discuss cancer as an inspirational case study on what successful collaboration across Europe can look like to tackle health challenges. If successfully implemented, the “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan” with its Registry on Inequalities has the potential to demonstrate that the health inequalities challenge can be overcome.  

Join us for this session: have your say on the beta version of the Cancer Pulse, intended to build upon and complement Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan’s Registry on Inequalities. 

We will examine the importance of multi-stakeholder collaboration and invite your input on how innovation can be leveraged to address inequalities along the cancer care pathway and to tackle determinants of inequalities on the ground. 

Session recording


  • Thomas Hofmarcher, Health Economist, Swedish Institute for Health Economics
  • Ivana Cattaneo, Executive Director Oncology Policy & Healthcare Systems, Novartis
  • Andreas Charalambous, President, European Cancer Organisation
  • Sara Cerdas, MEP, European Parliament
  • John Ryan, Director of the Public Health, Country Knowledge & Crisis Management Directorate, European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
  • Caroline Berchet, Health Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Adela Maghear, Senior EU Affairs Manager, European Cancer Patient Coalition
  • André Ilbawi, Technical lead, Cancer Control, World Health Organization


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