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War on Cancer: celebrating success, accelerating progress



War on Cancer: celebrating success, accelerating progress


London, November 19th 2019 – Policymakers, health-care providers, insurers, investors, scientists, technologists and leading thinkers will gather at War on Cancer Europe Summit on November 26th in Waldorf Astoria, London. 


Over the last four years, the Economist Events’ series of cancer summits in Europe has articulated the challenges and opportunities in improving cancer control. In 2019, we will look to solutions, not problems. We will celebrate the successes—even if at present these are small-scale—in areas of policy, regulation, investment, partnerships, systems and technology which have led to better outcomes for patients.


Questions we will strive to answer include:


  • What does good cancer care look like, and in what areas can European countries continue to improve their provision?
  • Where are the greatest lags in European cancer control and, globally, what are the best examples of progress and success they should look to?
  • Knowing from experience that change is possible, how can we be ambitious in our pursuit of new paradigms of care that can meet the needs of patients?
  • What is being done across the region – and worldwide – to implement and sustain successful cancer control efforts?


Featured speakers include:  


  • HRH Princess Dina Mired, President, Union for International Cancer Control
  • Tanel Kiik, Minister of social affairs, Estonia
  • Henny Braund, Chief executive, Anthony Nolan
  • Michelle Mitchell OBE, Chief executive, Cancer Research UK
  • Franco Cavalli, Chairman of the scientific committee, European School of Oncology
  • Jerome Coffey, National director, national cancer control programme, National Health Executive (Ireland)
  • Charmaine Gauci, Superintendent of public health, department for health regulation, Malta
  • Mary Gospodarowicz, Medical director, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Ann-Louise Ward, Chief operating officer, Maggie’s Centres
  • Veronica Foote, Head of patient relations and communications, Novartis Oncology Region Europe
  • Tim Jaeger, Global head of diagnostics information solutions (DIS), Roche
  • Dr. Evangelos Pappas, Founder and chief scientific officer, RTsafe
  • Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, Director, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


View the latest agenda here. 

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The Economist is delighted to be participating in the inaugural London Global Cancer Week from November 24-28. We’re collaborating with the Royal Society of Medicine, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Royal College of Radiologists to host a co-ordinated series of international discussions and events. London Global Cancer Week will provide a 360° picture of the impact of the rising incidence of cancer in these emerging countries. For more information, visit:

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Last Updated: 19-Nov-2019