OACCUs – Brussels Workshop unites Young Cancer Survivors in Europe

On May 26, 2023 the European Commission hosted a workshop in Brussels, bringing together Young Cancer Survivors (YCS) from various European countries.  

This event provided an excellent opportunity to present the deliverables and activities accomplished thus far under the OACCUs project to numerous young YCS. 

The workshop focused on specific survivorship issues, aiming to shape upcoming cancer research, innovation and policy actions. Discussions centered around AYA care and services, late effects of AYA cancers and treatments, and digital solutions for support. Furthermore, the Cancer Mission Board’s recommendations on young cancer survivorship provided valuable guidance. 

The OACCUs project presented a tailored physical activity protocol, promoting physical well-being and community-building among YCS. Participants actively took part in enjoyable and engaging physical activities, reinforcing the importance of physical well-being and fostering a sense of community. 

After a networking lunch, participants were divided into small groups to engage in a thematic discussion on the late effects of AYA cancers and their treatments. This session facilitated knowledge sharing and allowed participants to exchange experiences and perspectives. 

As efforts continue to advance in the field of survivorship, the outcomes and discussions of this workshop will play a pivotal role in shaping future research, policies, and practices, ultimately improving the lives of young cancer survivors across Europe. 

For more information on OACCUs progress, follow the project on its website and social media accounts on Instagram and Facebook

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