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Early Detection Saves Lives: Taking European Cooperation on Cancer Screening to the Next Level

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  • 19 Nov 2020
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Welcome to this year’s European Cancer Summit, with our best-ever line up of speakers and a programme focused on the most important topics in cancer for a wide-ranging discussion. We are bringing together leading oncology experts, patient advocates, politicians and policy-makers to discuss the main issues impacting cancer policy, for the benefit of cancer patients, healthcare professionals and all people across Europe.

Isabel T. Rubio

Isabel T. Rubio is the Co-Chair of the European Cancer Summit 2020, Board Member of the European Cancer Organisation, Prevention Network Co-Chair, Head of Breast Surgical Oncology at Clinica Universidad de Navarra in Madrid, Spain and Professor of Surgery at the Universidad de Navarra, Spain. She completed her Medical degree at the Faculty of Medicine in Salamanca, Spain, and become a...Read More

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Jan Van Meerbeeck

Jan van Meerbeeck is Board Member, European Cancer Organisation and Prevention Network Co-Chair. After obtaining his medical degree magna cum laude from the University of Antwerp in 1980, Prof van Meerbeeck completed training to become a board certified specialist in internal medicine and pulmonology. He is a skilled interventional pulmonologist and obtained his PhD in 1997 with a dissertation...Read More

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Tit Albreht

Professor Albreht is a Senior Health Services and Health Systems Researcher at the National Institute of Public Health of Slovenia. He specializes in social medicine and, having completed his doctorate at the University of Amsterdam, he dedicates his research to the exploration of health services – nationally and internationally. He is particularly interested in the performance of health...Read More

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Partha Basu

Dr Partha Basu is Head, Screening Group, Early Detection and Prevention Section, International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organization. He was Head of Gynecological Oncology at Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, India before joining IARC in 2015. Dr Basu’s current research projects include: a) cohort study to evaluate single dose of HPV vaccine; b) RCT to evaluate a...Read More

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Dolors Montserrat MEP

Dolors Montserrat is a Member, EU Special Committee on Beating Cancer and Co-Chair, ENVI Committee Health Working Group and Former Spanish Health Minister Member of the European Parliament since July 2019 Head of the EPP Spanish Delegation Chair of the Committee on Petitions Member of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Co-Chair of the Health Working Group...Read More

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Henricus J. de Koning

Henricus J. de Koning is Deputy Head, Public Health and Screening Evaluation, Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC. Work Experience and Appointments Since Graduation 1986 – 1987 Teaching Anatomy and Pathology to nurses 1987 – 1995 Researcher, Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Rotterdam. 1995 – 1999 Assistant professor, Department of Public Health, Erasmus...Read More

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Stefan Gijssels

Stefan Gijssels is Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Digestive Cancers Europe, the umbrella organisation of all digestive cancer patient associations in Europe (oesophageal, gastric, pancreatic, colon, rectum, liver and rare digestive cancers). The organisation represents more than 30 national associations. In this capacity, he is also member of the European Commission’s...Read More

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Padraic Ward

Padraic Ward is Head of Commercial Operations, Roche. He joined the company in 2004 and has worked in a number of key roles including leading the team bringing a new medicine for breast cancer through the final stages of development and regulatory approval, and leading the commercial organisation first in France and then in Europe. He was appointed to his current role as Head of Commercial...Read More

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