The European Cancer Summit 2023 took place on November 15th and 16th at Brussels. the summit brings together experts from cancer community from Europe and beyond to discuss latest updates in cancer care from sustainable patient-centred policies, advocacy to research. The theme for this year’s summit was “Accelerating Momentum: A manifesto to 2030 “, highlighting the…Details
Our project partners have recently published the first empirical paper in EClinicalMedicine, part of The Lancet Discovery Science. This groundbreaking study is the result of extensive research conducted across four European countries, involving 69 interviews with both PEH and professionals working in the field.
PRAKSIS NGO with the support of Prolepsis Institute in Greece participate in CANCERLESS, providing access to early diagnosis of cancer and innovative solutions improving the access of the homeless population to public healthcare settings.
A flagship initiative of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan The European Cancer Inequalities Registry offers up-to-day information on cancer prevention and treatment to discover differences, inequalities and disparities between Member States and regions.Details
Gender-based violence (GBV) is the biggest driver of women’s homelessness. It is a major cause of women’s homelessness as many women fleeing domestic violence are facing homelessness and it is also a consequence. While sleeping rough or staying in unsuitable accommodation for instance in mixed homelessness shelters or in unsafe informal arrangements, women are stigmatised,…Details
Many persons experiencing homelessness (PEH) suffer from chronic and irreversible conditions and multimorbidities, such as cancer, HIV or liver cirrhosis, which entail a clear deterioration in the health status and welfare, especially if they are not effectively treated and managed. Persons with these diagnoses can clearly be benefited from palliative care services, which are aimed…Details
The EU-funded CANCERLESS project aims to develop an innovative evidence-based, person-centred model that empowers individuals experiencing homelessness through health education and social support and fosters timely access to primary and secondary cancer prevention services.
‘Social Determinants of Health’ are non-medical factors, well based and evidenced, intertwining the material circumstances of people, their socio-economic position and the socio-cultural environment as key mediators in their health status. These factors have a great impact on the access to healthcare and long-life prognosis and health trajectories of individuals.
Nearly thirty per cent of persons living in homelessness are women and most of them do not have a support system. Whilst women experiencing homelessness are faced with very specific problems, research on their situation is still lacking. Most importantly, decisive actions and policies are required to ensure their appropriate access to healthcare.
Last month, we discussed the relationship between immigration and homelessness describing the general challenges in health care access and providing recommendations on how to reach this complex target group. Remaining on the same topic, this month the CANCERLESS blog will focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrants experiencing homelessness in Europe.