Events Calendar

Initiative on Breast Cancer Awareness
Wednesday 08 November 2017, 01:00pm - 03:00pm

BC event


Ms Elena Gentile MEP and Ms Lieve Wierinck MEP will be co-hosting "An Initiative on on Wednesday 8 November 2017, room PHS P4B001 in the European Parliament between 1 and 3 pm.


This initiative aims to increase awareness around the daily reality of living with breast cancer. It will highlight the ongoing unmet medical needs with a call for Europe-wide improvement in the care and management of the disease, convening the conversation in order for EU institutions to prioritise breast cancer care in policy-making.


Speakers will include:
  • Karen Benn, Deputy CEO, Europa Donna
  • Barbara Wilson, Founder, Working with Cancer
  • Susanne Schaffert, Region Head, Novartis Oncology Region Europe
  • Kathi Apostolidis, Vice President, European Cancer Patient Coalition
  • Fatima Cardoso, Coordinator, European School of Oncology
  • Arnaud Portalier, GE Healthcare Europe
  • Carmela Totaro, Breast Care Centre, ASL Foggia-Manfredonia (IT)


    Following the event on 8 November, a reception hosted by MEP Gianni Pittella, President of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats, will take place at Radisson RED (Rue d'Idalie 35, 1050 Ixelles) at 6pm. The reception launches an exhibition of inspiring patient films that will be on display all day at Radisson RED on November 8th and 9th.


Location European Parliament, Brussels