Latest European CanCer Organisation Stories

2014-07-25 08:24:56

LUGANO, Switzerland, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) has expressed concern that the proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation could make cancer research impossible and add a significant burden to cancer patients and doctors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131128/654773 ) The proposed wording -'explicit and specific patient consent' - implies that researchers would have to approach patients and ask...

2014-06-16 04:21:36

LUGANO, Switzerland, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ESMO welcomes the adoption of the Clinical Trials Regulation by the EU The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) has welcomed the adoption of the Clinical Trials Regulation [http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2014.158.01.0001.01.ENG ] by the EU, entering into force today. The new framework acknowledges the importance of using data stored for a clinical trial beyond the end of...

2013-12-13 13:32:33

ESMO releases position paper on the role of medical oncologists in cancer care to ensure patient's access to optimal care Medical oncologists have a vital role to play in cancer care, particularly as treatments become ever more complex, a new position statement from the European Society for Medical Oncology says. Medical oncologists are specialist cancer physicians trained to provide treatment with drugs, spanning from the old one-fits-all chemotherapy to newer targeted agents or...

2013-09-30 15:59:05

New report draws attention to urgent need to tackle disparities in cancer care worldwide A proposal for a new financing model to tackle the major disparities that exist in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of cancer in countries worldwide has been presented at the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECCO 2013). While much progress has been made against cancer over the last century, a new report brings together evidence that not every patient benefits from it, nor even has the...

2011-09-26 11:06:41

Study hopes to standardize clinical practice across Europe First results from an international comparison of the care of patients with rectal cancer have shown there are substantial differences in the use of chemotherapy and radiotherapy between European countries. The European Registration of Cancer Care (EURECCA) study, initiated by ECCO — the European CanCer Organisation — compared the treatment of 6,597 patients in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and The Netherlands who were...

2010-10-05 13:31:28

Members of the European Parliament are calling on the Presidency of the EU and Member States to tackle urgently the problem of chronic non-communicable diseases that are responsible for 86% of all deaths in the WHO European Region. Their call is supported by an alliance of European health professionals, including ECCO "“ the European CanCer Organisation "“ and ESMO "“ the European Society for Medical Oncology. After a meeting later today (Tuesday) between MEPs and the...

2010-09-13 12:00:36

Short-term economic outlook must not damage long-term health, researchers say Although overall mortality from cancer is decreasing in the European Union, its incidence increased by almost 20%, from 2.1 million new cases in 2002 to 2.5 million in 2008, says a special issue [1] of the European Journal of Cancer (the official journal of ECCO "“ the European CanCer Organisation) on cancer prevention, published today (Monday 13 September). The current economic crisis threatens to affect...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'