Pancreatic Cancer Europe Online Event

18th Nov 2021

Online Seminar: Nutrition and Quality of Life in Pancreatic Cancer Patients - European Parliament Event 

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 15:30-17:00 CET 

In recent years, there have been several initiatives to raise awareness on nutrition in cancer patients, as it is a crucial component of care, treatment and rehabilitation. Malnutrition in cancer patients leads to poorer health outcomes and, also, it results in an increased burden to healthcare resources. 

In pancreatic cancer (the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in both genders) more than 80% of patients have a significant weight loss at the time of diagnosis and develop severe cachexia over time. Therefore, early, aggressive nutritional support is essential. Actual available nutritional therapies, such as enteral nutrition, parenteral nutrition and special nutritional supplements have a beneficial effect on nutritional status, quality of life and even on patients survival. 

This online seminar will be organised on the occasion of World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2021, which takes place on Thursday, 18 November 2021; the event will be on line only, from 15:30 to 17:00 CET. 

It aims to rally pancreatic cancer stakeholders and MEPs to meet and discuss the importance of nutrition as a crucial factor for the quality of life of pancreatic cancer patients from the very first moment after the diagnosis. 

Proposed guests 

MEPs Challenge Cancer Intergroup 

Cancer institutes 

PCE’s active members

Partners, and their networks, of WP8 - Challenges in Cancer Care and WP10 - Governance of Integrated and Comprehensive Cancer Care of the Innovative Partnership For Action Against Cancer (iPAAC)

Scientific organisations and non-profit organisations: European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), All.Can, European Cancer Organisation (ECO), World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition (WPCC), NACRE

National medical societies

Other interested stakeholders 

Please follow this LINK for further information. You can register for this event via the Pancreatic Cancer Europe website


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