The European Commission has launched a call for expressions of interest to select stakeholder organisations as members of the Health Technology Assessment(HTA) Network Stakeholder Pool. The call is open until 31 January 2017.

The experts the Commission is looking for are:
  • Representatives of producers of products or service providers in the field of cancer;
  • Representatives of patients’ organisations in the field of cancer;
  • Representatives of European associations acting in the field of cancer prevention;
  • Representatives of European professional associations or scientific societies acting in the field of cancer.

Deadline to apply is 20 July.

On 4 June the Commission established an expert group on cancer control. The expert group will assist with drawing up legal instruments, policy documents, guidelines and recommendations on cancer control, at the request of the Commission.

It will also, upon request, help prepare guidelines on cancer data including epidemiology, cancer screening, quality assurance and information on cancer prevention, clinical cancer research, as well as for cross-cutting themes related to cancer.

Members of the expert group will include representatives of EU, EEA and EFTA countries, as well as representatives of patients’ organisations, organisations active in cancer prevention, European professional or scientific associations and one representative of the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

More info on the expert group.