Health experts call for the elimination of HPV-caused cancers in Europe: The Time is Now!

European CanCer Organisation, Brussels, 10 December 2019

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High level cancer experts from across Europe gathered in Brussels today to join forces and make one united call to the European Union for 2020: Set a common goal to eliminate cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) as a public health problem in Europe.

To help achieve this goal, the European CanCer Organisation (ECCO) announced it is creating a new ‘HPV Action Network’, to bring all interested stakeholders together to steer the achievement of the elimination goal across Europe over the next four years.

“At a time when pen is yet to be placed on paper for the precise content of the European Cancer Mission and European Beating Cancer Plan, all ambitious and achievable goals in cancer policy must be considered. Eliminating HPV caused cancers as a public health problem in Europe is surely one such goal to shoot for”, said ECCO President-Elect Dr Matti Aapro.

Hosted by Professor Veronique Trillet-Lenoir MEP, the co-chair of the MEPs Against Cancer Group, the gathering of 60 specialists in the European Parliament heard widespread voicing of support for the achievement of the ECCO 2019 European Cancer Summit resolution: “By 2030, effective strategies to eliminate cancers caused by HPV as a public health problem should be implemented in all European countries.”

Read the whole article plus notes on the ECCO website.

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