Siracusa Charter: cancer patients can be "cured"
During the Fifth European Conference on Survivors and Chronic Cancer Patients held in Siracusa, Italy, June 2014, oncologists, general practitioners, epidemiologists, cancer patients and survivors, and patient advocates joined to discuss the possible use of the term “cured” in reference to some adult patients with solid tumours.
ECPC President Francesco De Lorenzo participated to the event, providing the voice of cancr patients to the prestigious and competetend group of experts convened.
The Conference produced a consensus document aimed at suggesting appropriate ways to use the word “cured” in the clinical and communicative setting, to highlight the potential impact of the word on patients, and to open a critical discussion concerning this timely and delicate matter.
You can download the meeting report clicking here.