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Media Partnership - Digestive cancers: Turning the tide through prevention

16-05-2022

Media Partnership - Digestive cancers: Turning the tide through prevention

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Digestive cancers are the leading cause of cancer-related death in Europe. Yet, strong evidence suggests that they are at least partly preventable. To that end, evidence-based primary prevention policies and screening offer the best chance of a contribution to beat digestive cancers and save lives.

In light of this, and the roll-out of the Europe's Beating Cancer Plan, the discussion will cast light on the current challenges and policy opportunities in cancer prevention. Participants of the discussion will address:

- The current state of digestive cancers in Europe and the rationale for primary and secondary prevention
- Opportunities for digestive cancers prevention in Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan
- Existing challenges: knowledge gaps and unmet patient needs

The event is an annual meeting of the MEP Digestive Health Group(MEP DHG). The MEP DHG is a cross-party platform of Members of the European Parliament from different EU Member States, acting as the voice for digestive health in the European Parliament and prompting European action to reduce the burden of digestive diseases.

ORGANISED BY: United European Gastroenterology (UEG)

MEDIA PARTNER: EURACTIV


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Location

Online

Panellists

WELCOME VIDEO MESSAGE
MEP Antonio Tajani, Chair of the MEP DHG Group


KEYNOTE VIDEO MESSAGE
Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

PANELLISTS
Patrizia Burra
, UEG Public Affairs Committee Chair
Ciarán Nicholl, Head of the Health in Society Unit at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, Directorate for Health, Consumers and Reference Materials
MEP Sara Cerdas, (S&D - Portugal), Vice Chair of the MEP DHG
Luigi Ricciardiello, UEG Research Committee Chair
Zorana Maravic, CEO of Digestive Cancers Europe

Moderator

Jennifer Baker, Journalist, EURACTIV

Schedule

12:00 - 13:15 CET

Contact

Ana Alexandrescu
ana.alexandrescu@euractiv.com