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Survivorship 2018 2017-06-20T09:48:55+00:00

Survive & thrive. Help us address the issues

We are pleased to invite you to the 3rd EORTC Cancer Survivorship Summit which will be held on March 1st and 2nd, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.
Everywhere in Europe the survival rate of cancer has improved. As of today, there are around 10 million European cancer survivors of which more than a third are of working age.

Although it is no longer a death sentence, cancer risks remaining a life sentence, preventing survivors from resuming a normal life. Research shows a higher unemployment rate in cancer survivors as compared to the cancer-free population. Also, individual testimonies illustrate challenges in obtaining health/life insurance, loans and mortgage.

CANCER SURVIVORS SHOULD NOT PAY TWICE!

This message, albeit sounds simple at first instinct, deserves an extensive illustration. I was honoured to convey it to the society at the prestigious Tedx, MonteCarlo 26 November 2016.

There is a life after cancer, but how far do we understand the issues in that ‘post-C’ life?

We understand some aspects of it but it is far from enough to be transformed into policies and care plans supporting this growing needs.  In light of this high research demand, the EORTC survivorship task force takes a holistic approach to develop and conduct research projects aiming to

  • Increase the awareness survivorship issues;
  • Define tailored health care for survivors;
  • Underpin policy making to improve health status, quality of life and social participation of cancer survivors.

Based on the success of the 1st and 2nd EORTC Cancer Survivorship Summit and the huge progress we made thanks to your support, this year we will take the opportunity to

  • Announce the launch of the Special Issue on Survivorship of the Journal of Cancer Policy. This event will take place just at the beginning of the Summit, from 12.00 to 13.00;
  • Provide feedback as-of-today achievements;
  • Present ongoing research projects;
  • Construct future roadmaps.

Welcome in Brussels!

Françoise Meunier MD, PHD, FRCP
EORTC Director Special Projects

Preliminary Program

Organising Committee

Françoise Meunier
Françoise MeunierEORTC, Director special projects
MD, PhD, FRCP
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Lifang Liu
Lifang LiuEORTC, Statistics Department
MD, PhD
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Registration

Online registration opens on 6 November 2017 and closes on 13 February 2018*

* 10.00 AM Central European Time (CET)

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Venue: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels

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This event is followed by the EORTC Course dedicated to Patients and Caregivers interested in Cancer Clinical Research

2 – 3 March 2018
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels
Belgium

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