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Cancer Cardiovascular Co-morbidities and complications: the opportunities for action

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The MEP Heart Group and the Challenge Cancer Intergroup invite you to participate in the jointly organised virtual meeting on 9 December 2021 titled " Cancer Cardiovascular Co-morbidities and complications: the opportunities for action". The European Commissioner for Health, Ms Stella Kyriakides will open the event with a keynote speech.

Cancer and cardiovascular disease are closely linked. Cardiovascular disease is the most frequent side effect of cancer treatment, due to cardiotoxicity, which refers to toxic effects of cancer treatment on the heart function.

The cardiovascular complications of cancer treatment often limit treatment options for cancer patients, and there is growing concern that they may lead to premature morbidity and death in cancer survivors.

In addition, cancer patients may have cardiovascular risk factors and/or pre-existing cardiovascular disease that are often hidden and exacerbate the toxic effects of cancer treatments. For some cancers, such as breast, uterine, prostate or thyroid, about half of all patients die from cardiovascular disease and not cancer.

The Europe's Cancer Beating Plan provides an excellent opportunity for the EU to demonstrate the added value it brings in improving the health of European citizens. However, a holistic approach to cardiovascular cancer comorbidities is of paramount importance if the EU is to achieve the health goals it has set.

This event is being organised in a collaboration between the European Society of Cardiology, the European Heart Network, the European Cancer Organisation, and the European Cancer Patient Coalition.

This event will take place on Zoom webinar. Please find enclosed draft agenda.


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