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Position Paper on Pancreatic Cancer Across Europe in Light of the 2024 EU Elections

    May 15, 2024

    CPE is pleased to announce our latest position paper addressing the critical issue of pancreatic cancer across Europe in light of the 2024 EU Elections. Developed collaboratively by Pancreatic Cancer Europe (PCE), Cancer Patients Europe (CPE), Digestive Cancer Europe (DiCE), the European Pancreatic Club (EPC), and United European Gastroenterology (UEG), this paper highlights key action points to combat pancreatic cancer effectively within the next five years.

    About the Position Paper

    Pancreatic cancer poses a significant challenge to public health, with rising incidence and mortality rates placing it as the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Europe. Our paper delves into the facts surrounding pancreatic cancer, outlining the current challenges and proposing actionable solutions.

    Key Action Points

    1. Accessible, updated and understandable information on the importance of early detection, addressed to the general public, disseminated by the European pancreatic cancer community.
    2. Collaborative efforts to implement effective screening programs, identify high-risk populations and explore novel diagnostic tools.
    3. Improved national research efforts in each European Country, to provide better pancreatic cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatments.
    4. Development of common European guidelines for data and sample collection.
    5. Availability of specific European funding strands for pancreatic cancer research.
    6. High-profile centres open to the pancreatic cancer community.
    7. Clear and accessible information on clinical trials.

    Signatories

    The position paper is endorsed by leading organisations in the field, including Pancreatic Cancer Europe (PCE), Digestive Cancers Europe (DiCE), the European Pancreatic Club (EPC), and United European Gastroenterology (UEG). Together, we are committed to driving positive change and improving outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients across Europe.

     

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    We encourage healthcare professionals, policymakers, researchers, patients, and advocates to explore the paper and join us in our mission to combat pancreatic cancer.

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