The 4th of February is globally celebrated as the World Cancer Day.

ECPC, as Europe’s largest cancer patient association, could not miss this chance to create European added value for all its Members, through three important initiatives.

World Cancer Day press conference at the European Parliament

Thanks to the support of MEP Elisabetta Gardini, ECPC contributed to the launch of the 4th February Declaration (click here to download) which reaffirms the principles of the Bill of Rights and recommends 4 main pillars for action to the European Parliament and the Commission. The document, supported by 116 MEPs (click here for the full list) was launched during a multi-party press conference (click here to read the report).

Meeting with MEP La Via

Before the press conference, ECPC President Francesco De Lorenzo and ECPC Vice President Kathi Apostolidis met MEP Giovanni La Via, chair of the ENVI Committee. Click here to read the report of the Meeting with MEP La Via.

Meeting with Commissioner Andriukaitis

Strong of the success of the Declaration, ECPC President Prof De Lorenzo and ECPC Vice President Kathi Apostolidis met Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Security.