Rare Cancers Consensus Meeting: Pathology in Rare Cancers

10 – 11 February 2014, Brussels

Conference Objective: Consensus Statement on Improving Pathological Diagnosis of Rare Cancers

Recommendations stemming from this consensus statement will be crucial in making sure that the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive has the right impact on the lives of patients suffering from rare cancers, through effective use of European Reference Networks.

Meeting agenda

Day 1: Closed workshop

This event was organised by Rare Cancers Europe (RCE), the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the European Society of Pathology (ESP).

The workshop produced a consensus paper based on available evidence and intensive expert discussion on issues related to accurate and timely diagnosis of individual rare cancers. The paper will be published in a scientific journal and used as the basis of an awareness campaign at the EU level.

Day 2: A Cross-Border Perspective On Pathologic Diagnosis of Rare Cancers

This event was hosted by Ms Zofija Mazej Kukovic, MEP, from 9:00-11:00, at the European Parliament (Room ASP 5E-3), Brussels.  MEPs and a Member of the European Commission responsible for European Reference Networks were presented with findings and asked to comment on how to implement the recommendations. View the programme and the available presentations.