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First results of the PancreOS Project: Roundtable on gaps and fragmentation of pancreatic cancer patients’ management in Europe

On June 27, 2024, stakeholders gathered in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, for a discussion on the findings of the PancreOS Project, hosted by PCE with the support of the European Pancreatic Club. Chaired by Alfredo Carrato, chairperson of PCE, the event aimed to address challenges and future perspectives in managing pancreatic cancer patients across Europe.

The agenda featured a keynote speech by Raquel Benitez, PancreOS Project Officer, highlighting the outcomes of establishing a European network of pancreatic cancer registries to enhance data collection for research and patient care. A panel discussion, moderated by Nuria Malats, board member of PCE, explored various perspectives:

  • Registries and clinicians’ viewpoints were presented by Rafael Marcos-Gragera from Spain and Giovanni Marchegiani from Italy.
  • The European context of PancreOS was discussed by Carmen Martos from Valencia, Spain.
  • Patient organisations’ perspective was articulated by Francisco Lozano from Belgium.
  • Industry outlook was represented by Natalia Regidor Alvarez from Spain.
  • Policy makers’ perspective was presented by Tit Albreht from Slovenia.

The session concluded with a Q&A session, engaging participants and clarifying key points. Alfredo Carrato provided closing remarks, emphasising the importance of collaborative efforts in bridging gaps in pancreatic cancer management across Europe.

This event highlighted the commitment of stakeholders to foster greater collaboration and innovation in the fight against pancreatic cancer, setting a foundation for future advancements in research and patient care.

Find out more on the activity page.