What we’ve achieved
In partnership with an expert steering committee, HPP developed a think piece outlining the case for change in European lung cancer care. We propose four areas where policymakers can make a real difference to people with lung cancer:
- improve awareness of the causes and risk factors associated with lung cancer and reduce stigma around it
- focus on early detection by rolling out screening programmes to the whole population
- address disparities in outcomes of lung cancer by tackling barriers to access for screening and care
- make high-quality care available to all people diagnosed with lung cancer.
The think piece was officially launched at a webinar on 15 February 2022. Five expert panellists discussed the place of lung cancer in current European policies and what needs to be done to address inequalities in outcomes. The webinar was attended by 123 delegates.
An editorial based on the think piece was published in Tobacco Prevention and Cessation, the official journal of the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention. The full think piece PDF was included as supplementary material to download.