Challenges for cancer policies for the next decade: prevent, cure, care and pay (PC)2

Last updated on 14-12-2022 by Pierre Daubresse

Tue, 26/02/2019 (All day)

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The Cancer Centre of Belgium celebrates its 10th birthday in 2019 and on that occasion we wish to look forward together with you on what is to come, what should be done and how we can realize all of it together.

We are very honored to welcome our Minister of Health and Social affairs, Maggie De Block to set the stage of the day.

Key players in the cancer will share with us their reflections on the past evolutions, positive evolutions and formulate critical views on missed opportunities or failed strategies and their ideas and hopes for future actions. They will cover the complete cancer landscape from prevention and early detection to survivorship including research, economics and innovation as key pillars in a sustainable and society-driven cancer policy.


Morning program


09.30 Welcome | Marc Van den Bulcke, Sciensano

09.35 Opening | Maggie De Block, Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health, Belgium

10.00 The burden of cancer in Europe and elsewhere: are we doing enough to prevent it? | Elisabeth Weiderpass, IARC

10.45 Society and innovation in oncology | Ignaas Devisch, UGent

11.30 The economics of Cancer | Lieven Annemans, Ugent

12.15 Panel discussion | moderator: Marc Peeters, UZA

12.45 Lunch Break

Afternoon program

14.00 Precision medicine: future or illusion | Jaques Degrève, VUB

14.30 Whole genome sequencing in Cancer: what, when, where, why and how | Mark Caulfield, Genomics England, UK

15.00 Break

15.15 Cancer: the changing trajectory of the disease course | Tit Albreht, National Institute of Public Health of Slovenia

15.45 EC dimension in innovation in oncology | Jan-Willem van de Loo, EC DG-RTD

16.15 Panel discussion | moderator: Anouk Waeytens, NIHDI

16.45 Conclusions | Frank Hulstaert, KCE

17.00 Closing session | Marc Van den Bulcke, Sciensano

17.15 Reception

This event contributes to Sciensano's activities in the field of: 


Kruidtuinlaan 44
1000 Brussel


Free, but registration is obliged

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