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War on Cancer /
Message to governments: Prevention is better than cure

20th Oct 2015

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Published: 29.10.15
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Alojz Peterle - Member of the European Parliament; MEPs Against Cancer Group

Alojz Peterle talks to ecancertv at the War On Cancer Meeting about the rapidly growing problem of cancer.

He argues that the rate of cancer occurrence is much faster than the response to it and that more needs to be done to promote prevention. Currently, governments in the EU spend an overwhelming amount more on their health systems than on prevention of disease, a discrepancy that he argues is short-sighted.

He also asks for more attention to be given to survivors – many of whom are unable to go back to work – and the need for better palliative care.

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European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

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Foundazione Umberto Veronesi Fondazione IEO Swiss Bridge

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ecancer Global Foundation