MP calls for greater international co-operation on breast cancer care

Susan Elan Jones MP has called for greater international co-operation to improve breast cancer care.

Speaking from Strasbourg where she was attending meetings as a member of the UK parliamentary delegation to the Council of Europe, the Clwyd South Labour MP said: “It is my view that we all need to come together to tackle breast cancer. Every year, across the continent of Europe 494,100 women are newly diagnosed with breast cancer and tragically, 143,000 women die.

“During our week of autumn meetings in Strasbourg, I was very keen to meet with representatives of the European Breast Cancer Coalition. I totally support their calls for better mammography screenings, multidisciplinary specialist breast units and improved sharing of best practice and research. Cancer knows no national boundaries and our approach in tackling it needs to be international.”

European Breast Cancer Coalition