EU Parliament votes on own-initiative report on cancer prevention

Fair access to cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment, the promotion of cross-border research, stricter measures against tobacco, new regulations on e-cigarettes, and warning labels on alcoholic beverages: These are the key demands in the report of the Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA), which the EU Parliament discussed and voted on yesterday. The chances of surviving cancer in the European Union still depend heavily on where one lives, said BECA rapporteur Véronique Trillet-Lenoir (Renew Europe). This inequity should be eliminated. It is considered certain that the own-initiative report – if necessary weakened in some controversial points – will be adopted by the plenum. However, the vote results were not yet available at the time of going to press.

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