Joint action to control cancer – why and how?

Meeting to discuss the European Joint Action on Comprehensive Cancer Control (CanCon) with a particular focus on the project objectives, process and working method and outcomes. 

CanCon will provide policy makers with the tools to organize cancer care, mass screening and improve the quality of life of cancer patients.

We will also hear about patient’s perspective of cancer care and survivorship:  How could a patient’s life be better during cancer treatments and afterwards?

When and where?

Tuesday, 23 February 10.00-11.30

at the Permanent Representation of Finland to the European Union,
Avenue de Cortenbergh 80, Brussels


Ms Sari Vuorinen, Health Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU

Five fast facts about Cancon
Dr Sakari Karjalainen, Cancon Dissemination leader, Cancer Society of Finland

What does a member of the parliament expect from cancer control experts? 
Ms. Anneli Jäätteenmäki, Member of the European Parliament, MEPs against Cancer TBC

Cancon and Member States – How can we collaborate?
Dr. Giovanni Nicoletti, Cancon Member state platform leader, Ministry of Health, Italy

European Guide on Quality Improvement as a tool for policy making
Ms. Régine Kiasuwa Mbengi, Cancon Guide Coordination, Scientific institute of Public Health, Belgium


Screening –Colorectal cancer as a case,
Dr. Ahti Anttila, Cancon Screening leader, Cancer Society of Finland

What are the three main disadvantages in being a cancer patient in EU?
Ms Isabelle Lebrocquy, Netherlands


Closing and the way forward