Cancer Pain Policy
Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan was published by the European Commission on the 3rd February 2021. The new European Cancer Plan sets out actions that support, coordinate, or supplement Member States’ efforts to improve the prevention, detection, treatment, and management of cancer in the EU.
Within this framework, the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) Platform responded to the two public consultations on the Roadmap for the Cancer Plan on the identification of priority areas, and the scope for future action.
Along with these two consultation responses, in September 2020, SIP published its Position Paper on Cancer Pain Policy. Through this position paper, SIP further highlighted the importance of addressing pain management from a multi-professional perspective. Furthermore, SIP highlighted the importance of improving quality of life for patients and survivors, as well improving palliative care and overall treatments.
On 2nd March 2021, the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) Platform organised a virtual event on cancer pain policy entitled “Ensuring Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan Addresses Cancer Pain in Quality of Life, Survivorship, and Palliative Care”. The event was co-hosted by MEP Dolors Montserrat (European People's Party, Spain) and MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen (European People's Party, Finland).
Find out more about the SIP event in March here.