For Digital Liver Cancer Summit 2021, 5-6 February, and on the occasion of World Cancer Day, 4 February, EASL held a discussion aiming to identify the needs of liver cancer patients and their families, and the best ways to accompany them.
The Roundtable Discussion was an open interaction between scientists, patient representatives, and nurses on three topics identified by the EASL-affiliated patient associations of EASL Patient Synergies.
Programme and learning objectives
Session 1: Early diagnosis and risk factors of liver cancer
- Understand the importance of information, early diagnosis and prevention measurements, such as vaccination
- Learn more about the key recent accomplishments in the early detection of HCC
- Apprehend the challenges encountered with early detection of HCC
Session 2: COVID-19 challenges and liver cancer care
- What improvements in patient support and promotion of connectedness have taken place during COVID for people living with a liver cancer diagnosis and how can we continue to provide these benefits moving forward?
- What kind of impact will this situation have on cancer patients?
Session 3: The inequality of the burden of cancer in different European countries
- Present the inequality of cancer burden in different European countries, linking this to their causes (prevention and survival)
- Understand the differences in cancer survival (diagnosis and access to treatment)
Maria Reig, BCLC group, Liver Unit, Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, University of Barcelona, IDIBAPS, CIBERehd, Spain
Pierre Nahon, Paris-Seine-Saint-Denis Hospital, France
Isabelle Soerjomataram, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), France