Youth Cancer Europe at BECA Hearing on Cross-Border Health & Cancer

YCE at this week’s BECA Public Hearing on Cross-Border Health & Cancer

This Thursday, the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA) is holding a public hearing on Cross-Border Health, knowledge and data share. As one of our most prominent advocates for bettering access to Cross-Border Health across Europe, Mariana Coutinho will be representing YCE to share her views & experience and to speak about misdiagnosis, lack of access to innovative therapies and the Directive that saved her life.

Cross-Border Health is one of the top five priorities laid out in Youth Cancer Europe’s White Paper. Mariana’s own case study was an integral part of our Cross-Border event at the European Parliament in 2019, with the revelation that 4 in 5 patients in the EU don’t know they can access life-saving treatment for free in any Member State.

Consult the programme here.

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Follow the live stream.