Dear SIOP Europe Members,

This is a kind reminder that the deadline to comment on the EU Beating Cancer Plan roadmap (concept note) (https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12154-Europe-s-Beating-Cancer-Plan) is quickly approaching:

  • Tuesday 3 March (midnight Brussels time/CET) 

This is a key milestone in EU cancer policy and an important opportunity for us to influence the direction that the EU Cancer Plan will take.

We strongly encourage you to provide your inputs and disseminate this opportunity within your network to make sure that paediatric haemato-oncology is not overlooked in the EU agenda – in particular since out of the current roadmap’s 2300 words, “children” is cited only 3 times, mostly without stating the intention to focus on their specific problems, and the word “paediatric” only once.

The more responses from the paediatric haemato-oncology community the better, as legislators will take into account the number of replies calling for a particular aspect to be emphasised in the EU Cancer Plan.