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How to implement Quality Cancer Care in Europe: From good intentions to patient benefit

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  • 20 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.

Simon Oberst

European Cancer Organisation Quality Cancer Care Network Co-Chair

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Philip Poortmans

Philip Poortmans is Past-President of the European Cancer Organisation. After a short stay in Turnhout, Belgium, Prof Poortmans started working as a radiation oncologist in Tilburg in 1991, were he would stay for 23 years. From August 2014 to February 2017, he was head of the radiation oncology department of the Radboud university medical centre in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Between March 1,...Read More

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Thierry Philip

EU Cancer Mission Assembly Member and President, Organisation of European Cancer Institutes

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Frances Fitzgerald MEP

Frances Fitzgerald is an Irish MEP from Dublin. Member, Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats). A parliamentarian for over 20 years, she served as Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) from 2016-17, one of only four women to have ever held this position. She has also served as Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation (2017);...Read More

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Francesca Colombo

Francesca Colombo, M.Sc., is Head of the Health Division at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. She is responsible for OECD work on health, which aims at providing internationally comparable data on health systems and applying economic analysis to health policies, advising policy makers, stakeholders and citizens on how to respond to demands for more and better health...Read More

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Sema Erdem

Sema is Co-Chair, European Cancer Organisation's Patient Advisory Committee. She was elected to the European Board of Europa Donna in 2008 and was its Treasurer from 2009 to 2011 and Vice-President from 2011 to 2014. She is on the ED Board as her second term upon being re-elected in 2019. She has been a member of the Board of ED Turkey since 2004 and a member of ECCO PAC since...Read More

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Peter Lührs

Peter Lührs is Therapeutic Area Head Oncology at Bayer, he works on advancing Bayer’s Oncology Vision to improve the lives of people impacted by cancer through science and innovation. He is focused on launching Bayer’s new oncology therapeutics and working with R&D to expand their benefit to additional indications. During his 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry Peter held positions in...Read More

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