Team members learn from one another

17 March 2019 1

“Multidisciplinary team meetings have become meaningless.” “It’s a rubber stamp.” “It’s a bureaucratic exercise.” These comments, made by oncologists from a number of countries at an ESO meeting to discuss training needs, paint quite a [more]

“Multidisciplinary team meetings have become meaningless.” “It’s a rubber stamp.” “It’s a bureaucratic exercise.” These comments, made by oncologists from a number of countries at an ESO meeting to discuss training needs, paint qu... [ more ]

Brachytherapy: halting the spiral of decline

17 March 2019 0

Brachytherapy, a standard of care for some cancer indications, which involves delivering radiotherapy from a source within the tumour, is underfunded, increasingly marginalised and in decline across much of Europe. Janet Fricker talked to specialists [more]

Brachytherapy, a standard of care for some cancer indications, which involves delivering radiotherapy from a source within the tumour, is underfunded, increasingly marginalised and in decline across much of Europe. Janet Fricker t... [ more ]

New dawn in prostate cancer diagnosis

17 March 2019 0

In expert hands, diagnostic multiparametric MRI is more effective than the dreaded prostate biopsy as the first step in identifying prostate cancers. It is certainly less unpleasant. Guidelines and practice are changing to reflect this, [more]

In expert hands, diagnostic multiparametric MRI is more e ective than the dreaded prostate biopsy as the rst step in identifying prostate cancers. It is certainly less unpleasant. Guidelines and practice are changing to re ect th... [ more ]

Matteo Lambertini: keeping the family dream alive

17 March 2019 0

For many young women with breast cancer, the chance to have a child is a top priority. They want to know what different treatments could do to their fertility and the health of a future [more]

For many young women with breast cancer, the chance to have a child is a top priority. They want to know what di erent treatments could do to their fertility and the health of a future baby, whether getting pregnant could make a r... [ more ]

Comprehensive cancer care networks – Test driving the model in southern Czechia

17 March 2019 0

What does an ideal cancer service look like and how can countries/regions make that transformation? A European collaborative project spent two years trying to answer this question. The solution they came up with is now [more]

What does an ideal cancer service look like and how can countries/regions make that transformation? A European collaborative project spent two years trying to answer this question. The solution they came up with is now being pilot... [ more ]

Bad for budgets, but also for patients – Challenging the in-patient culture of central and eastern Europe

17 March 2019 1

While many western countries are pioneering safe delivery of more cancer care in primary, community and home settings, across central and eastern Europe, beds in university hospitals and cancer centres are still filled unnecessarily with [more]

While many western countries are pioneering safe delivery of more cancer care in primary, community and home settings, across central and eastern Europe, beds in university hospitals and cancer centres are still filled unnecessari... [ more ]

Communicating with patients with advanced and metastatic cancer

17 March 2019 0

People with incurable cancer need doctors who offer them hope but also give them a clear idea of what is realistically possible. Doctors can find it hard  to be both empathic and honest when the [more]

People with incurable cancer need doctors who offer them hope but also give them a clear idea of what is realistically possible. Doctors can find it hard
to be both empathic and honest when the news is bad. Psycho-oncologist
Les... [ more ]

On a Mumbai street, aspiring soldier endures India’s cancer-care crisis

17 March 2019 0

Recent studies have begun to quantify the size of India’s cancer burden, and the barriers to accessing diagnosis and care. This article, first published in IndiaSpend, presents those data to a mass audience through the [more]

Mumbai: For the past four months – as his life turned from college student in Bihar to cancer patient on a Mumbai footpath – Arvind Kumar, 24, has been bothered by one question: How did I get oral cancer?
Kumar never smoked, chewe... [ more ]

Should breast surgeons use ultrasound?

17 March 2019 0

Surgeons are increasingly using ultrasound for visual guidance, both in an interoperative setting, to help ensure a clean cut around the tumour, and also to guide breast biopsies. Radiologists however are warning that performing and [more]

Surgeons are increasingly using ultrasound for visual guidance, both in an interoperative setting, to help ensure a clean cut around the tumour, and also to guide breast biopsies. Radiologists however are warning that performing a... [ more ]

Tit Albreht: Europe’s unofficial head of cancer policy

17 March 2019 0

In 2006, ​Slovenia staged the ‘United Against Cancer’ summit, with a view to closing the gap ​in prevention and survival ​between ‘old’ and ‘new’ Europe. Tit Albreht, from the ​National ​Institute of Public Health, was [more]

In 2006, Slovenia staged the ‘United Against Cancer’ summit, with a view to closing the gap in prevention and survival between ‘old’ and ‘new’ Europe. Tit Albreht, from the National Institute of Public Health, was a key player. He... [ more ]
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