Brussels, 08 August 2002
Conference, European Parliament, Brussels, 19 September 2002
The European Commission and the European Parliament are organising a conference entitled "Towards greater coherence in European Cancer Research".
The considerable investments made in cancer research throughout Europe are not producing the results that health practitioners and citizens would expect. This is partly due to the fragmentation and duplication of research efforts within Member states and across Europe and the lack of standards and coherence at European level.
The aim of this conference is to help build a joint European strategy for cancer research by leveraging the opportunities offered by the EU's sixth Research Framework Programme and rallying all the actors concerned. Cancer research is a priority within the health research field for which up to €400 has been earmarked in the Sixth Framework Programme.
The Conference will allow a broad range of stakeholders in cancer research with an opportunity to present their respective roles and make proposals to support the co-operation and co-ordination of cancer research in Europe. These stakeholders include: scientists, clinicians, patient groups, policy makers, representatives from national and European public and private cancer organisations and industry.
The full programme of the conference is available here ( file - 13 kB)). http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/info /conferences/cancer/cancconf_prog.pdf
Information on the EC's cancer research activities is also available: http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/rtdi nfo/en/33/index.html
For further information or to register, please contact:
Maria Vidal-Ragout, Scientific Officer, DG Research,
Telephone: +32-2-296.2965 - Fax: +32-2-295.82.20