In this third episode, the experts discuss the worrying burden of liver cancer in Europe and the political actions needed to invert the curve. How can deaths from liver cancer be prevented and how is EASL and the hepatology community working towards this goal? What is the European Union doing for cancer control, and which are the challenges?




Peter Jepsen

Born in 1975, graduated from the medical school in Aarhus, Denmark in 2003. Since then clinical training and specialisation in hepatology, alongside training in clinical epidemiology. I have published more than 100 papers, most of them in the field of hepato-epidemiology. I currently do half-time clinical work, half-time research. My primary interests are alcoholic liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma, most notably the value of surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma among patients with alcoholic cirrhosis.

Pietro Fiocchi

Pietro Fiocchi is a member of the European Parliament. He is also an Italian Entrepreneur and politician. After graduating in aerospace engineering at the University of Missouri of Rolla, in 1990 he entered the Navy, serving as a Sub-lieutenant on the San Giorgio landing ship until 1992 and working with the San Marco Battalion and with the Comsubin, an Italian special forces department. After two years in the navy he began his professional activity as technical director at Ravasi Robotics, an Italian robotics company, and later as manager and technical director at Fiocchi Munizioni. In 1998 he became president and member of the board of directors of Fiocchi of America. In 2007 he founded Fiocchi UK, while in 2015 he became a member of the Board of Directors of Target, a New Zealand company producing hunting and shooting cartridges. In 2019 he has been elected as a member of the European Parliament on the Brothers of Italy list. He is member of the Special Committee on Beating Cancer, of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and substitute to the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.

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