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News announcement2 June 2022Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety

Recording and presentations - HPP webinar on Access to financial services for persons with a history of cancer (30 May 2022)

The Health Policy Platform hosted a webinar on Access to financial services for persons with a history of cancer on the 30 may 2022.

The recording is now available until the 6 June 2022 .

To access the recording, please follow this link and enter the following password @HPP_webinar2022

Find back below the description of the event:

One of the pillars of Europe's Beating Cancer Plan addresses the quality of life for patients and persons with a history of cancer. Thanks to advances in early detection, effective therapies and supportive care, survival rates have increased dramatically. While this is a reason for optimism, persons with a history of cancer and their families can experience significant challenges.

One of such challenge is the unfair treatment in accessing financial services that some cancer patients are experiencing, such as insurance, mortgages and loans. Today's webinar will address this issue, a patient's "right to be forgotten", and discuss the progress made in tackling any differential treatment of persons with a history of cancer.

Europe's Beating Cancer Plan can become a game-changer and will help Europe take the lead in the fight against cancer, including on quality of life for persons with a history of cancer. Our work on the "right to be forgotten" has been set in motion for the first time at EU level and, recognising the problem, some Member States are showing us the way ahead in addressing the hurdles. The patient community and cancer organisations will also have an essential input to this discussion, as well as financial industry stakeholders.

 

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Publication date
2 June 2022
Author
Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety