November marks Gastric Cancer Awareness Month and World Pancreatic Cancer Day on 17 November 2022.
Together with MEP Cristian-Silviu Buşoi, United European Gastroenterology (UEG), Pancreatic Cancer Europe (PCE), and Digestive Cancers Europe (DiCE) thank all the speakers and participants who attended the European Parliament policy event on the neglected heavy burden – pancreatic and gastric cancers.
These two cancers seem to be the forgotten cancers regarding screening and early detection.
Pancreatic cancer is the deadliest and has the lowest survival rate among all cancers across Europe. When diagnosed, 80% of patients have tumours that are diagnosed too late to be cured. The 5-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer is 9%.
Each year in Europe, around 136.000 people are diagnosed with gastric cancer, while approximately 97.000 patients die.
- How can we lift the burden – Zorana Maravic
- Setting the scene in gastric (oesophageal) and pancreatic cancer – Prof Eric Van Cutsem, MD, PhD
- The burden of pancreatic cancer, clinician perspective – Prof. Patrick Michl, MD
- The burden of gastric cancer, clinician perspective – Prof. Patrizia Burra
- European actions and their potential to lift the burden – Mr Fiorenza, European Commission
George Vasiliu (Living with Gastric Cancer, patient perspective)
|13.00 – 13.10||Welcome by the host||MEP Cristian-Silviu Busoi (EPP, RO)|
|13.10 – 13.20||Marking Gastric Cancer Awareness Month and World Pancreatic Cancer Day||Lieve Wierinck, Chair of Digestive Cancers Europe Board|
|13.20 – 13.35||Setting the scene: Why these two cancers are neglected?||Prof Eric Van Cutsem, University Hospitals Gasthuisberg / Leuven & KULeuven|
|13.30 – 13.45||Pancreatic Cancer – the burden of pancreatic cancer, clinician perspective||Prof. Dr. Patrick Michl, University of Heidelberg, Dept. of Gastroenterology|
|13.45 – 14.00||Gastric Cancer – the burden of gastric cancer, clinician perspective||Prof. Patrizia Burra, Chair of UEG Public Affairs Committee|
|14.00 – 14.10||Living with Pancreatic Cancer, patient perspective||Patrycja Radkowska, Poland|
|14.10 – 14.20||Living with Gastric Cancer, patient perspective||George Vasiliu, Romania|
|14.20 – 14.30||How can we lift the burden?||Zorana Maravic, CEO, Digestive Cancers Europe|
|14.30 – 14.55||European actions and their potential to lift the burden||Mr Fiorenza, European Commission, DG SANTE, Cancer, Health in all Policies (SANTE.B.1)|
|14.55 – 15.00||Concluding remarks|