Combating cancer is priority while Slovenia holds presidency of Europe

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 14 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:353
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

    Slovenia has chosen combating cancer as its top public health priority while it holds the six month presidency of the European Union.

    The government made its intentions clear when it organised a two day conference on the subject in Brdo pri Kranju last week and presented the findings of a new wide ranging report, Responding to the Challenge of Cancer in Europe.

    Zofija Mazej Kukovic, the Slovenian health minister, explained that her government, which holds the rotating EU presidency until the end of June, would like to see national authorities increasing concerted action against cancer. …

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