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SIP supports the European Week Against Cancer

European Week Against Cancer (EWAC) takes place every year 25-31 May, and aims to raise awareness on cancer prevention, access to treatment, and support for patients and cancer survivors. This year the #EWAC22 campaign will focus on the role that each individual has in moving forward with the implementation of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan.

SIP is actively advocating on Cancer Pain Policy and has worked on several activities related to cancer and pain:

  • SIP responded to the two public consultations on the Roadmap for the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, helped identify priority areas, and set the scope for future actions.
  • In September 2020, SIP published its Position Paper on Cancer Pain Policy. SIP emphasised the importance of addressing pain management from a multi-professional perspective, and highlighted the importance of improving quality of life for patients and survivors, as well as improving palliative care and overall treatments.
  • SIP’s latest activity around cancer pain was in April 2022, where it hosted a workshop related to its policy recommendations for cancer-related pain at the 2022 European Pain Federation Congress in Dublin, Ireland. Following the workshop, a call to action was made to ensure the implementation of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan reflects the EFIC Standards, SIP’s Recommendations, and patient perspectives when being implemented across European Member States.

SIP will continue to advocate on cancer and pain in the future, and wishes all a great #EWAC22.

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