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Bill of rights

The European Cancer Patient’s Bill of Rights is a patient charter that underpins equitable access to optimal cancer control and research for Europe’s citizens.

The European Cancer Patient’s Bill of Rights was launched at the European Parliament and endorsed by the EC Health Commissioner on World Cancer Day 2014. An updated version of the Bill of Rights and its strategic implementation was presented at two meetings on World Cancer Day 2016, in Brussels and Strasbourg.

The original version of the Bill of Rights can be accessed here and the press release from the launch can be found here.

The launch was also covered in a News Report on the Cancer Research UK website - please click here to read it.

A summary of the Bill of Rights is given in this short video, featuring Professor Mark Lawler, ECC Leadership Team member.

Please click here to read the current version of the Bill of Rights.


Bill of Rights launch on World Cancer Day 2014


World Cancer Day 2016
Left: Professor Mark Lawler with Professor Dominique de Valeriola, Director of the Institute Jules Bordet, Brussels, Belgium and President, Organisation of European Cancer Institutes and Mihaela Militaru, Director, European Cancer Patient Coalition
Right: Professor Ian Banks with Kate O’Regan, Project and Policy Officer, Association of European Cancer Leagues