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Official Conference for the European Week Against Cancer: -  31 May to 1 June, Rome, Italy

Hosted by the Italian Cancer League (LILT) ♥

Venue:  Italian Ministry of Health

Special Guests included: Prof. Giulia Veronesi, European Institute of Oncology and Mr Mario Pescante, Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee and surprise appearances from the Italian fashion world by  Carla FENDI,  and  Lavinia BIAGIOTTI.  

Celebrity support letter from Actress Sophia Loren (attached in Italian) was presented.

Themes:  Tobacco Control, Screening and Healthier Lifestyles

Temi: Controllo del Tabacco, Screening e Sani Stili di Vita

The Conference was in both English and Italian.

Political Roundtable:  31 May 2012:  13:00 to 18:00

Scientific Conference:  1 June:  9:00 to 16:00




BRNO, Czech Republic, 4-5 May 2012, European Colorectal Cancer Days:  Prevention and Screening

Made possible by MAC MEP Pavel Poc, this meeting was intended as a networking event to help to share up-to-date knowledge and to discuss the application of the hitherto assembled findings in establishing effective systems for colorectal cancer screening and early detection. Regardless of the recent advances in many European countries, there are still many rather persistent questions and problems that need to be addressed.

For more information visit the event website or contact us at the MAC Secretariat.


BRUSSELS Wednesday 30 May 2012, European Parliament:  Primary Liver Cancer – an avoidable fate

A discussion in the European Parliament.  Lunch discussion on the occasion of the European Week Against Cancer, organised by MEP Alojz Peterle with the European Liver Patients Association (ELPA).   12.30h to 14.00h in room ASP 3F383.  Information and meeting report can be requested from

See their Online liver test:


Cervical cancer is highly preventable through a twin effort of population-based screening programmes and the HPV vaccines.
To register, please contact the EIWH:
MEP Nessa Childers’ office:
MEP Alojz Peterle’s office:

BRUSSELS Wednesday, 6 June 2012, European Parliament:   Equity in Access - Promoting a Cervical Cancer Prevention Strategy for Europe

In support of the European Week Against Cancer, MEPs against Cancer (MAC) in conjunction with the European Institute of Women’s Health are holding a Roundtable on cervical cancer prevention. Hosted by MAC Vice President, Nessa Childers and MAC President Alojz Peterle,  the Roundtable heard from Dr. Martin Seychell, Deputy Director General of DG Sanco, about EU action on cervical cancer. The discussion highlighted the need for better sharing of best practice across Europe to reduce existing health inequalities in this cancer.Cervical cancer is highly preventable through a twin effort of population-based screening programmes and the HPV vaccines.

Download the programme here.

See the report here.



Many thanks to all those who submitted an entry.  Voting by EPAAC partner organisations starts Tuesday 29 May and winners notified in early June.




In the spirit of the European Week Against Cancer, we organised flashmob events on in major European cities, to encourage youth involvement in the dissemination of the European Code against Cancer (

BRUSSELS:  On Wednesday May 23, a flashmob was held at 5pm, Carrefour de l'Europe (between Gare Centrale and Hotel Meridien) (Video coming soon). 

ROME:  On Saturday May 26, a Flashmob took place in front of the Spanish Steps. (Video on LILT's Facebook.)

SPAIN:  At two locations on Saturday May 26.


See the previous 2011 Flashmob here.



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