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Cancer Control Principles

You are not your COI, but COI can make you

There is a misunderstanding in what financial conflict of interests do on single people and what system implications they may have

By Dario Trapani
De-escalation of cancer treatments may be key to sustainability in oncology

De-escalation of cancer treatments may be key to sustainability in oncology

Treating patients at reduced doses could contribute to a more efficient allocation of healthcare resources and improve access to costly treatments around the world, but implementation of de-escalation in routine practice requires reliable and cost-effective tools to safely tailor therapy to patients

Ukraine: what help for refugees with breast cancer?

Ukraine: what help for refugees with breast cancer?

In neighbouring countries, oncologists are seeing a growing number of female refugees with breast cancer whose treatment may have started before they left Ukraine and urgently needs to be continued for good outcomes to be achieved. 

Cancer care in war zones: what have we learnt?

Cancer care in war zones: what have we learnt?

In recent conflicts, good response to the health needs of refugees with cancer in receiving countries is consequence of an analysis of local cancer centres capacity and special measures to avoid fragmented care  

Unsustainable
Cancer Control Principles

Fair pricing in an unfair world — where is the value?

People think cancer care is unaffordable because of the high prices of cancer medicines. Some state that innovations in oncology mostly happen thanks to massive investments in the private sector.

By Dario Trapani
What do non-oncologists know about cancer care?

What do non-oncologists know about cancer care?

A survey reveals that physicians outside the field of oncology are insufficiently updated on the latest advances in cancer care, thus increasing the risk of providing misleading information and inadequate support to patients.

Quality cancer care starts with training oncologists at the highest standards

Quality cancer care starts with training oncologists at the highest standards

Despite the encouraging findings of a new global survey demonstrating a high rate of uptake of the ESMO/ASCO Global Curriculum in Medical Oncology, resource limitations in lower-income regions as well as country-specific political circumstances may be hindering its implementation locally.

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