What more can Europe do to beat childhood cancer?


What more can Europe do to beat childhood cancer?

What more can Europe do to provide childhood cancer patients with the best treatment and care available, and support for survivors?

In this new episode of our EPP Group podcast, we approach these questions in relation to the fight against paediatric cancer, from the main challenges young patients face, to the encouraging opportunities that the recently launched European Beating Cancer Plan will bring to beat this disease.

Hear from the Polish Vice-President of the European Parliament, Ewa Kopacz, a former Prime Minister, Minister of Health and paediatrician. She discusses the need for specialised treatments that are developed to suit the needs of children, the lack of research, the long-term effects that young patients face into adulthood and the existing inequalities among EU countries on survival rates. Much remains to be done as regards the last point, especially when being born in Eastern Europe still means a 20% lower chance of surviving paediatric cancer compared to the rest of Europe.

Furthermore, experts on childhood cancer, including Professor Jill Vassil, Board Member of the European Society of Paediatric Oncology; Dr Latimer, Managing Director of the Anti Cancer Fund and Professor Carmello Razzaghi, President-elect of the European Society of Paediatric Oncology, will give some clues about the steps that are necessary to improve the prospects for paediatric patients.

Join journalist Jack Parrock and find out the latest news from the Beating Cancer Committee in the European Parliament and from our campaign on how the “EU Can Beat Cancer”.

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