Winning where it matters

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We’re winning the war on cancer on a scientific level but losing it in the real world. That was the conclusion reached by 100 top researchers, clinicians and advocates at the first World Oncology Forum [more]

We’re winning the war on cancer on a scientific level but losing it in the real world. That was the conclusion reached by 100 top researchers, clinicians and advocates at the first World Oncology Forum held in 2012.... [ more ]

Better care or just more high-tech? Defining the value of new radiotherapy treatments

30 May 2019 0

Many patients are being treated with costly new radiotherapy treatments on the basis of hype rather than evidence that they stand to benefit. For others, lack of evidence is delaying access to new treatments that [more]

Many patients are being treated with costly new radiotherapy treatments on the basis of hype rather than evidence that they stand to benefit. For others, lack of evidence is delaying access to new treatments that could make a real... [ more ]

Shortages of generic cancer medicines are harming patients. So why can’t we fix it?

30 May 2019 0

Despite more than a decade of efforts to address the problem, cancer patients across Europe and the US still cannot rely on essential drugs being available when they need them. Rachel Brazil looks at the [more]

Despite more than a decade of efforts to address the problem, cancer patients across Europe and the US still cannot rely on essential drugs being available when they need them. Rachel Brazil looks at the size of the problem, its i... [ more ]

Stavroula Theophanous-Kitiri: a clinical pharmacy service that delivers for patients

30 May 2019 0

It’s about getting the right drug, to the right patient, at the right time, in the right amount, with the right patient information on how, when and why to use it. Peter McIntyre talks to [more]

It’s about getting the right drug, to the right patient, at the right time, in the right amount, with the right patient information on how, when and why to use it. Peter McIntyre talks to the woman who built up the clinical pharma... [ more ]

Access to quality cancer care: Is the cross border healthcare directive helping or hindering?

30 May 2019 0

The EU cross border healthcare directive – officially the ‘Directive on the application of patients’ rights in cross border healthcare’ – has been in force across member states for more than five years now. It [more]

The EU cross border healthcare directive – officially the ‘Directive on the application of patients’ rights in cross border healthcare’ – has been in force across member states for more than five years now. It enshrines the right ... [ more ]

‘Relentless and debilitating’: why is nausea still a problem, and how can we do better?

30 May 2019 0

A whole armamentarium of antiemetic drugs has dramatically reduced the level of vomiting related to cancer treatment. But nausea, in particular, is still troubling patients. Sophie Fessl explores the causes, and asks: why is this still [more]

A whole armamentarium of antiemetic drugs has dramatically reduced the level of vomiting related to cancer treatment. But nausea, in particular, is still troubling patients. Sophie Fessl explores the causes, and asks: why is this ... [ more ]

Management of toxicities related to immunotherapies

30 May 2019 0

Immunotherapy agents are being used to treat a growing range of cancers, but emerging evidence from randomised trials and clinical practice shows very different patterns of toxicity compared to chemotherapy. Jean-Marie Michot reviews what doctors [more]

Immunotherapy agents are being used to treat a growing range of cancers, but emerging evidence from randomised trials and clinical practice shows very different patterns of toxicity compared to chemotherapy. Jean-Marie Michot revi... [ more ]

Better outcomes, better experiences: why cancer nursing is a job for specialists

The European Oncology Nursing Society has compiled the evidence to show the value of the work cancer nurses do, and the specialist training and education they need to do it. Now they’re calling on policy [more]

The European Oncology Nursing Society has compiled the evidence to show the value of the work cancer nurses do, and the specialist training and education they need to do it. Now they’re calling on policy makers to recognise cancer... [ more ]

The unreported results that are still undermining evidence-based medicine

30 May 2019 0

The scandal of unreported trials has been known about for decades, prompting a variety of initiatives, legislative changes and campaigns. Sophie Fessl asks what impact these have had on reporting practices, and how far patients [more]

The scandal of unreported trials has been known about for decades, prompting a variety of initiatives, legislative changes and campaigns. Sophie Fessl asks what impact these have had on reporting practices, and how far patients an... [ more ]

Dina Tiniakos: President of the European Society of Pathology

30 May 2019 0

Precision cancer medicine has put a spotlight on the role of pathologist, whose job it is to provide an accurate diagnosis as well as prognostic and predictive information on which to tailor the treatment plan. [more]

Precision cancer medicine has put a spotlight on the role of pathologist, whose job it is to provide an accurate diagnosis as well as prognostic and predictive information on which to tailor the treatment plan. Cancer World asked ... [ more ]
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