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Launch of the European Code of Cancer Practice – IBTA

On 23rd September, the European Cancer Organisation launched the European Code of Cancer Practice in the virtual presence of EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides. The Code is a citizen and patient-centred manifesto of the core requirements for good clinical cancer practice, in order to improve outcomes for all of Europe’s cancer patients. The rights are based on the best available medical evidence and this is summarised in a supporting paper on the Medical Literature and Evidence.

The Code sets out a series of 10 key overarching rights, and in particular signposts what patients should expect from their health system, in order for them to achieve the best possible outcomes.  It is an empowerment tool to ensure the best available care is delivered for European citizens and patients. Each of the 10 overarching rights (see below) is linked to three…

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