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DiCE Participates in FOLIO – EU Commission ‘Mission on Cancer’ Project Proposal
27 May 2022

Getting to the heart of measuring what matters for patients in terms of their quality of life – the FOLIO project, for which DiCE put forward...

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Board Elections - Meet the Candidates!
Board Elections – Meet the Candidates!
27 May 2022

The DiCE Board is set to be elected on June 30 at the General Assembly – meet the candidates and put your candidature forward

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Welcome to our new Latvian Member - OncoAlianse
Welcome to our new Latvian Member – ‘OncoAlianse’
27 May 2022

Digestive Cancers Europe is so pleased to welcome ‘Onkoalianse’, a Latvian Patient Umbrella Organisation to its fold!

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DiCE and ILCA Enter International Partnership Fighting Liver Cancer
DiCE and ILCA Enter International Partnership Fighting Liver Cancer
27 April 2022

Digestive Cancers Europe and the International Liver Cancer Association sign Memorandum of Understanding to cement their partnership

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DiCE Member Codice Viola Helps Shift to Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cancer Care
DiCE Member Codice Viola Helps Shift to Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cancer Care
27 April 2022

DiCE Member Codice Viola helps in the shift towards specialised pancreatic cancer care units in the Italian Lombardy Region

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Promising Research Published for Early Detection of a Certain Pancreatic Cancer
Promising Research Published for Early Detection of a Certain Pancreatic Cancer
26 April 2022

Study published in ‘Gut’ finds new molecular signature that could help in identifying most common form of pancreatic cancer – PDA...

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DiCE CRC Biomarkers Project Moves Ahead Thanks to Member Participation
DiCE CRC Biomarkers Project Moves Ahead -Thanks to the Members that Participated!
26 April 2022

Thanks to the help and input of our member organisations the DiCE project for education on CRC biormarkers advances towards delivery

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DiCE Participates in Global Colorectal Cancer Congress
DiCE Participates in Global Colorectal Cancer Congress
20 April 2022

DiCE CEO Zorana Maravic participates in the 2022 CRC Congress adding the European digestive cancer patient voice to this global event

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Welcome to Our New Italian Member - Codice Viola
Welcome to Our New Italian Member – Codice Viola
22 March 2022

We are very pleased to give a warm and hearty welcome to Codice Viola into our Digestive Cancers Europe network of Members.

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Raising Awareness for Rare Cancers - Anal Cancer Awareness Day March 21
Raising Awareness for Rare Cancers – Anal Cancer Awareness Day March 21
18 March 2022

Anal cancer is a rare cancer on the rise. In the EU 9.249 men and women were newly diagnosed with this cancer, in 2020

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March 22 is Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day
18 March 2022

Lynch Syndrome is the most common inherited cancer syndrome in the world, with an estimation of 1 in 370 people carrying the genetic mutation.

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DiCE Materials Accessible in European Languages
DiCE Materials Accessible in European Languages
18 March 2022

Digestive Cancers Europe Makes Materials Accessible in European Languages

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EMA recommends approval for nivolumab (Opdivo) plus ipilimumab (Yervoy) as a first-line treatment for adults with advanced oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) with PD-L1 expression
EMA approves two combination-treatments for an aggressive oesophageal cancer
18 March 2022

EMA recommends approval for nivolumab (Opdivo) plus ipilimumab (Yervoy) as a first-line treatment for adults with advanced oesophageal squamous cel...

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New Reports Support Improved Cancer Screening Programmes in Europe
New Reports Support Improved Cancer Screening Programmes in Europe
9 March 2022

Two new reports provide recommendations on digestive cancer screening to the European Commission

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Supporting Ukrainian Patients – An Update
Supporting Ukrainian Patients
4 March 2022

Supporting Ukrainian Patients – An Update

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Getting Citizens to Seek Answers on Colorectal Cancer – European Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Launches
Getting Citizens to Seek Answers on Colorectal Cancer – European Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Launches
24 February 2022

European Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month #ECCAM2022 Campaign Launches with EU Policy Event

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Recognising Rare Digestive Cancers – An Overview from our Member Organisation FAPA
Recognising Hereditary and Rare Cancers – An Overview from our Member Organisation FAPA
24 February 2022

Rare Diseases in Focus – An Overview of FAP and Lynch Syndrome from our Belgian Member FAPA

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European Parliament Endorses the Final Report of the BECA Special Committee
European Parliament Endorses the Final Report of the BECA Special Committee
23 February 2022

European Parliament Endorses Beating Cancer Plan

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Study Shows - DNA Test Prior to Chemotherapy Can Prevent Serious Side Effects for Colorectal Cancer Patients
Study Shows – DNA Test Prior to Chemotherapy Can Prevent Serious Side Effects for Some Colorectal Cancer Patients
23 February 2022

Study Shows – DNA Test Prior to Chemotherapy Can Prevent Serious Side Effects for Colorectal Cancer Patients

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DiCE CEO Speaks at Event Marking 15 Years of First Biosimilar Approval in Europe
DiCE CEO Speaks at Event Marking 15 Years of First Biosimilar Approval in Europe
21 February 2022

Zorana Maravic presented the view of the digestive cancer patient community at the February event “15 Years of Biosimilars: Improving Equitab...

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Digestive Cancers Europe Participates in EU4Health 2022 Funding Calls
Digestive Cancers Europe Participates in EU4Health 2022 Funding Calls
21 February 2022

The EU4Health 2022 work programme was officially launched by the European Commission on January 14.

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Research Finds Viable Marker for the Early Diagnosis of a Particular Type of Pancreatic Cancer
Research Finds Viable Marker for the Early Diagnosis of Most Common Type of Pancreatic Cancer
21 February 2022

Teams of researchers from Spain have identified a new viable marker for early diagnosis in the most common type of pancreatic cancer, pancreatic du...

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Heads Up for April! Join us for Oesophageal Cancer Awareness Month
Heads Up for April! Join us for Oesophageal Cancer Awareness Month
21 February 2022

Heads up – please put April in your diaries as Oesophageal Cancer Awareness Month – your support will be greatly appreciated!

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New Programme ‘LEA’ Helps Patients and Physicians on Topic of Metastatic Digestive Cancers
New Programme ‘LEA’ Helps Patients and Physicians on Topic of Metastatic Digestive Cancers
25 January 2022

New website offers resources for patients and physicians on the topic of metastatic digestive cancers

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Welcome to Our New Swedish Member - PALEMA!
Welcome to Our New Swedish Member – PALEMA!
25 January 2022

Welcome to our newest Member – PALEMA from Sweden, strengthening our network that works together for digestive cancer patients

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UK Member Launches ‘Colonoscopy Confidence’ Campaign
UK Member Launches ‘Colonoscopy Confidence’ Campaign
24 January 2022

UK Member Bowel Cancer UK makes campaign available on ‘Colonoscopy Confidence’

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Policy News - Looking ahead to 2022!
European Policy Agenda – What Can We Expect in 2022?
24 January 2022

An update on the Digestive Cancers Europe Policy work in 2022

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EuropaColon Portugal Advances Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Palliative Care Services
EuropaColon Portugal Advances Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Palliative Care Services
24 January 2022

EuropaColon Portugal’s palliative care support project, partly funded by the Wolfram Nolte Memorial Award from Digestive Cancers Europe, has ...

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Ensuring the Patient Voice in Research - Irish Initiative Shows the Way
Oncology Nurse Practitioner Looking for Help from Those with Higher Cancer Risk
20 January 2022

Oncology nurse practitioner, research assistant and Education Working Group co-Chair of the European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS), Celia Díez ...

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Welcome to A.R.CA.D - Our New French Member
Welcome to A.R.CA.D – Our New French Member
30 November 2021

Welcome to our new Member organisation A.R.CA.D from France – strengthening our collective voice in fighting digestive cancers for patients!<...

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Welcome to Iget - Our New Croatian Member
Welcome to IGET – Our New Croatian Member
30 November 2021

Welcome to our new Member organisation Iget from Croatia – strengthening our collective voice in fighting digestive cancers for patients!

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100 Participants Share Insights at 2nd Colorectal Cancer Screening Summit
100 Participants Share Insights at 2nd Colorectal Cancer Screening Summit
30 November 2021

Our 2nd CRC Screening Summit welcomes 100 participants and speakers for a fruitful discussion on the path forward for colorectal cancer screening a...

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EU4Health News: Operating Grants are Back for Health NGOs!
EU4Health News: Operating Grants are Back for Health Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)!
26 November 2021

Excellent news! Operational grants for NGO’s are set to come back

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Policy News - Looking ahead to 2022!
Policy News – Looking Ahead to 2022!
26 November 2021

DiCE policy activities into 2022 – an update

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Biosimilars Education Microsite Updates
Biosimilars Education Microsite Updates
26 November 2021

Discover our new website section dedicated to Biosimilars Education – medication that can increase accessibility for patients

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2021 Masterclass Series – Materials Available and Thank you
2021 Masterclass Series – Materials Available and Thank you
26 November 2021

Our 2021 Masterclass has come to an end – find here a summary of all sessions and links to materials

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Spanish Member ACCGG Moves Forward for Gastric Cancer Awareness Month
Spanish Member ACCGG Moves Forward for Gastric Cancer Awareness Month
25 November 2021

Spanish Member ACCGG Moves Forward for Gatsric Cancer Awareness Month

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We Have a Winner! Results of the Wolfram Nolte Memorial Award
We Have a Winner! Results of the Wolfram Nolte Memorial Award
25 November 2021

We are pleased to announce the 2021 Winner of the Wolfram Nolte Memorial Award – EuropaColon Polska!

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The EC Approves Nivolumab Plus Chemotherapy as First Line Treatment for Oesophageal Cancer
The EC Approves Nivolumab Plus Chemotherapy as First Line Treatment for Oesophageal Cancer
25 November 2021

European Commission approves nivolumab plus chemotherapy as first line treatment for oesophageal cancer

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15-year Anniversary of Biosimilars in Europe – What Does This mean for Patients?
15-year Anniversary of Biosimilars in Europe – What Does This mean for Patients?
29 October 2021

DiCE publishes biosimilars education materials for patients and health care professionals for Global Biosimilars Week

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New Nutrition App Available to Help Cancer Patients on a Daily Basis
New Nutrition App Available to Help Cancer Patients on a Daily Basis
29 October 2021

New nutrition app ‘Zest’ looking to ease the nutritional burden for cancer patients

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Organisational Announcement – Many Thanks to Vítor Neves!
Organisational Announcement – Many Thanks to Vítor Neves!
27 October 2021

Organisational announcement – DiCE Board Member steps down

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Join Us to Raise Awareness of Pancreatic Cancer on November 18
Raising Awareness of Pancreatic Cancer on November 18
27 October 2021

Join us on November 18 to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer on World Pancreatic Cancer Day

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Contributing to the European Commission Council Recommendations on Cancer Screening
Contributing to the European Commission Council Recommendation on Cancer Screening
26 October 2021

DiCE is monitoring the EC Recommendations on Cancer Screening set to be updated for February 2022

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Launch of Liver Cancer White Paper Highlights Urgent Need to Address this Preventable Cancer
Launch of Liver Cancer White Paper Highlights Urgent Need to Address this Preventable Cancer
26 October 2021

Launch of joint White Paper with ELPA highlights the need to tackle this treatable cancer

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A Call for Action on Biosimilars for Increased Accessibilty for Patients
A Call for Action on Biosimilars for Increased Accessibilty for Patients
26 October 2021

DiCE invites those interested to endorse its Call to Action on Biosimilars to increase access for patients

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Ostomy Conference France
Our French Member Builds a ‘French Speaking Bridge’ to World Ostomy Day
26 October 2021

The Ostomy Without Borders event brought together 16 French speaking patient organisations

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DiCE CEO, Zorana Maravic Adds the Patient Voice to Official EU Scientific Opinion on Screening
DiCE CEO, Zorana Maravic Adds the Patient Voice to Official EU Scientific Opinion on Screening
25 October 2021

DiCE CEO Zorana Maravic adds the cancer patient voice to cancer screening policy development

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November is Gastric Cancer Awareness Month!
November is Gastric Cancer Awareness Month!
25 October 2021

DiCE raises awareness for Gastric Cancer Awareness Month throughout November to help save lives

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Ensuring the Patient Voice in Research - Irish Initiative Shows the Way
Ensuring the Patient Voice in Research – Irish Initiative Shows the Way
25 October 2021

Irish study demonstrates a successful collaboration between patients and researchers

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Iris Landsdorp Vogelaar
Colorectal Cancer Screening in Europe – is a Utopia Possible Where an Extra 80,000 Lives are Saved per Year?
22 September 2021

An interview with Assoc. Prof. Iris Lansdorp Vogelaar of Erasmus MC looking into the EU-TOPIA and EU-TOPIA EAST projects

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Grants to Civil Society Orgs Addressed in Collective Response to EU Consultation
Grants to Civil Society Orgs Addressed in Collective Response to EU Consultation
22 September 2021

DiCE adds the patient voice to the EPF response to EU Consultation – adding key point on grants to CSO’s

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DiCE Launches Project to Educate Patients and Healthcare Professionals on Biomarkers in Colorectal Cancer
22 September 2021

DiCE launches educational project on biomarkers – Colorectal cancer: getting personal can be lifesaving

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European Trio Council Recognises Imperative of Patient Expertise in Research
22 September 2021

DiCE Supports Principles of Successful Patient Involvement in Cancer Research as Outlined by The Trio Presidency of the European Council

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Liver Cancer Awareness Month - Join us in October!
Liver Cancer Awareness Month – Join us in October!
21 September 2021

Come and join our activities and help raise awareness for Liver Cancer in October!

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Calling All Members! Applications Open for the Wolfram Nolte Memorial Award for Colorectal Cancer Projects
21 September 2021

The Wolfram Nolte Award of €5.000 is Open for Applications from DiCE Members until November 8

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Finnish Governmental Decision on National Colorectal Cancer Screening Positive Step Towards Saving Lives
21 September 2021

DiCE speaks with Jenni Tamminen Executive Director Colores about the positive Finnish CRC screening decision

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Organisational Announcement – Sincere Expression of Thanks and Congratulations!
16 September 2021

Digestive Cancers Europe would like to inform you of the following organisational updates. Firstly, for our Board of Directors: Board Member Iga Ra...

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Immunotherapy drug nivolumab approved in Europe as adjuvant treatment for patients with oesophageal cancer
6 August 2021

The European Commission (EC) recently approved nivolumab (Opdivo®) for the treatment of patients with oesophageal or gastro-oesophageal junction (...

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Member Participation Requested - Survey on Patient Organisations’ Impact on Healthcare Systems
Member Participation Requested – Survey on Patient Organisations’ Impact on Healthcare Systems
26 July 2021

Digestive Cancers Europe Members are invited to take part in this survey to help reinforce the patient voice in healthcare systems

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Keeping up Momentum on European Policy Advocacy
Keeping up Momentum on European Policy Advocacy
26 July 2021

Digestive Cancers Europe – An update on our advocacy work with the European Institutions for H2 2021

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For Patient Experts - New Online Course Available on Academic Publishing Practices
For Patient Experts – New Online Course Available on Academic Publishing Practices
26 July 2021

This four one-hour modular course can get patients on the right track for publishing in academic publications

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Update in Science Masterclass Explores Personalising Treatment Strategies in Digestive Cancers
23 July 2021

Update in Science Masterclass Explores Personalising Treatment Strategies in Digestive Cancers

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Event on Colorectal Cancer Screening and COVID-19 Launches Stakeholder Network
Event on Colorectal Cancer Screening and COVID-19 – Materials Available
23 July 2021

June 22 – Digestive Cancers Europe was pleased to welcome over 100 participants to our event that assessed the impact of COVID-19 on colorect...

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Immunotherapy Drug Combination for Treating Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Approved in the EU
Immunotherapy Drug Combination for Treating Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Approved in the EU
30 June 2021

Nivolumab & ipilumab combination approved by the EC for MSI-H or dMMR patients with mCRC broadens treatment options

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DiCE participates at 2021 ESMO-GI
DiCE participates at 2021 ESMO-GI
28 June 2021

DiCE presents poster on gastric and oesophageal cancer at ESMO GI international conference

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Members Vote Gives Resounding ‘Yes’ to Budget and Plans at DiCE Annual General Assembly
Members Vote Gives Resounding ‘Yes’ to Budget and Plans at DiCE Annual General Assembly
28 June 2021

The DiCE Annual General Assembly brought a resounding ‘yes’ to plans for the organisation’s future

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Fight CRC Event Brings Together Patients and Researchers on Early Onset CRC
Fight CRC Event Brings Together Patients and Researchers on Early Onset CRC
28 June 2021

DiCE took part and co-led a panel discussion for patient advocates at this event addressing early onset CRC

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Stakeholder Network Explores the Effect of COVID-19 on Colorectal Cancer Screening
Stakeholder Network Explores the Effect of COVID-19 on Colorectal Cancer Screening
28 June 2021

DiCE holds successful event on the EU Health Policy Platform as a part of its Stakeholder Network for CRC Screening

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European Network Works to Better Quality of Life for CCA Patients
European Network Works to Better Quality of Life for CCA Patients
25 June 2021

European Network works to better the quality of life of patients with the rare digestive cancer – CCA

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DiCE Projects Ensure Patient Involvement in Basic and Clinical Research
25 June 2021

Discover our projects bringing patient involvement into basic and clinical cancer research – overviews to be given in our Masterclass

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Taking Responsibility for Your Treatment - Inspiration from the UK
Taking Responsibility for Your Treatment – Inspiration from the UK
28 May 2021

Inspiration from Digestive Cancer Patients – Taking Responsibility for your Treatment

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CRC Awareness Campaign - Working to Save Lives in Poland
CRC Awareness Campaign – Working to Save Lives in Poland
28 May 2021

DiCE Member Update – CRC Awareness Campaign – Working to Save Lives in Poland

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Stakeholder Network Strengthens 2020 Joint Statement on CRC Screening in the EU
Stakeholder Network Strengthens 2020 Joint Statement on CRC Screening in the EU
27 May 2021

Digestive Cancers Europe Stakeholder Network Strengthens 2020 Joint Statement on CRC Screening in the EU

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Global Research Event Raises the Voices of Young Adults with Colorectal Cancer
Global Research Event Raises the Voices of Young Adults with Colorectal Cancer
27 May 2021

Digestive Cancer Europe Supports Global Research Event on Young Adults with Colorectal Cancer

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All.Can - Cancer Efficiency Resources for DiCE Members
All.Can – Cancer Care Efficiency Resources for DiCE Members
27 May 2021

All.Can – Cancer Efficiency Resources for DiCE Members

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On Biosimilars - Developments in the Path to Affordable and Accessible Healthcare
On Biosimilars – Developments in the Path to Affordable and Accessible Healthcare
27 May 2021

Digestive Cancers Europe On Biosimilars – Developments in the Path to Affordable and Accessible Healthcare

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On Rare Digestive Cancers - Conference Highlights Key Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) Patient Issues
On Rare Digestive Cancers – Conference Highlights Key Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) Patient Issues
27 May 2021

Digestive Cancers Europe Update – Key Issues Facing People Living with Cholangiocarcinoma as per AMMF UK Charity

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New Patient Leaflet Available for Patients with CCA and Gallbladder Cancers
New Patient Leaflet Available for Patients with CCA and Gallbladder Cancers
27 May 2021

Trusted Information from EURACAN on Bilary Duct and Gallbladder Cancers

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EMA Approves New Treatment Option for Certain Cholangiocarcinoma Patients
EMA Approves New Treatment Option for Certain Cholangiocarcinoma Patients
27 May 2021

Rare Digestive Cancers – EMA Approval of New Treatment Option for Certain Cholangiocarcinoma Patients

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Every Day Counts – New Report Published on Cancer Care During the Pandemic
20 May 2021

Discover the new report ‘Every Day Counts’ about the effects of COVID-19 on cancer care

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Digestive Cancers Europe Launches New Online Portal to Support Informal Carers of Family and Friends with Colorectal Cancer
17 May 2021

Discover our new online portal ‘Carers’ Connect’ in Finish, Polish and Portuguese to provide support to Informal Carers

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Screening patients with colorectal cancer cost-effectively for Lynch syndrome
28 April 2021

Lynch syndrome is a hereditary syndrome; it results from mutations (genetic changes) in inherited genes that are responsible for fixing errors in t...

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French Cancer Patients Publically Raise Their Voice on Pandemic Treatment Effects
French Cancer Patients Publically Raise Their Voice on Pandemic Treatment Effects
28 April 2021

The effects of the pandemic on cancer patients and others with severe diseases is starting to show – French patient associations published th...

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Campaign to Encourage People to Get Checked for Cancer Available for DiCE Members
Campaign to Encourage People to Get Checked for Cancer Available for DiCE Members
27 April 2021

The importance of getting checked early for cancer can’t be overstated – this campaign by AstraZeneca that DiCE is making available to ...

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‘Time to Act’ - Cancer and COVID Information Hub for Patient Organisations
‘Time to Act’ – Cancer and COVID Information Hub Available for Patient Organisations
8 April 2021

‘Time to Act’ – Cancer and Covid-19 Resource Hub for Patient Organisations, Policy Makers and HCP’s

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April is Oesophageal Cancer Awareness Month
Nivolumab prolongs disease-free survival in patients with resected oesophageal cancer
7 April 2021

New study shows nivolumab prolongs disease-free survival in patients with resected oesophageal cancer

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April is Oesophageal Cancer Awareness Month
April is Oesophageal Cancer Awareness Month
31 March 2021

Digestive Cancers Europe is pleased to offer resources to help raise awareness on this cancer that is hard to diagnose and treat

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Pasykaf Gains First Prize for EU Health Award with HPV Elimination Programme
Pasykaf Gains First Prize for EU Health Award with HPV Elimination Programme
31 March 2021

EU Health Award recognises Digestive Cancers Europe Member Organisation PASYKAF for HPV Elimination Programme

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DiCE Participates in International Personalised Medicine Research Network
DiCE Participates in International Personalised Medicine Research Network
29 March 2021

Digestive Cancers Europe represents the patient voice at international network TRANSCOLOCAN, a COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology...

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Representing the Patient Voice for Concrete EU Actions to Beat Cancer
Representing the Patient Voice for Concrete EU Actions to Beat Cancer
26 March 2021

DiCE represented the patient voice at the EU public hearing – next steps action for digestive cancer patients!

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DiCE Led Network Places Colorectal Cancer Screening Firmly on EU Agenda
DiCE Led Network Places Colorectal Cancer Screening Firmly on EU Agenda
26 March 2021

Meeting with the European Commission presents the Joint Statement with key calls to action

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New Drug Approved for Patients with Specific Types of Advanced Colorectal Cancer
18 March 2021

The European Medicines Agency has approved a new drug for some CRC patients

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CRC Roadmap
#ECCAM2021 – Helping Patients Beat Cancer Despite the Pandemic
26 February 2021

March is European Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – join us and spread the word!

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#ECCAM2021 – Launching our National Pilot Campaign to Support More Patients
24 February 2021

Discover the National Campaign also being launched to coincide with #ECCAM2021 #CRCBeenThere

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Bringing Rare Cancers to the Forefront: Anal Cancer Awareness Day March 21
22 February 2021

March 21 is Anal Cancer Awareness Day

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Highlighting Lynch Syndrome on March 22 with DiCE Member FAPA
15 February 2021

March 22 is Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day

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Update on our Chief Executive Officer
8 February 2021

Thank you to Stefan Gijssels, welcome to Zorana Maravic as acting CEO

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Liver Cancer
Spotlight on Liver Cancer
4 February 2021

Zorana Maravic keeps liver cancer on the agenda

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EU Commission
European Commission Officially Launches its Beating Cancer Plan
3 February 2021

The Europe Commission publishes its Beating Cancer Plan

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Wolfram Nolte Award Winners – EuropaColon Poland Delivers Project for Patients
26 January 2021

Discover EuropaColon Poland’s efforts on delivering their Wolfram Nolte Award project

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Digestive Cancers Europe Participates in ‘Beating Cancer’ Public Hearing
26 January 2021

CEO Stefan Gijssels added the patient voice to the BECA hearing on January 11

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For all CRC Survivors! Please Take Part in Survey for Better Care
26 January 2021

Are you a colon cancer survivor? Would you like to contribute to a collaborative research project that aims at improving cancer care for cancer sur...

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First Immunotherapy Drug Approval in Europe for Patients with Oesophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
1 December 2020

Discover this promising news as it is the first treatment of its kind for these patients

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Liver Cancer
New EMA Immunotherapy Drug Approval Broadens Treatment Options for Some Liver Cancer Patients
1 December 2020

New treatment for patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma now approved

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Brochures for Better Patient Experiences Available – Result of Productive Partnership with Servier
30 November 2020

Discover these materials made for mCRC patients and their healthcare teams

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Wolfram Nolte Memorial Award 2020 Goes to EuropaColon Portugal
27 November 2020

The Award goes to a project on mCRC palliative care

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Gastric Cancer Awareness Month – More About Gastric Cancer with a Patient Perspective
27 November 2020

Discover more about gastric/stomach cancer

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Study Shows Blood Test Promising for Targeting of Some Cancer Treatments – DiCE Lends its Voice
19 November 2020

Discover this promising advance for stomach and oesophageal cancer patients

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Liver Cancer
First-Ever Liver Cancer Masterclass Educates Members
27 October 2020

Discover the liver cancer educational session and download the materials

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Digestive Cancers Europe Brings Biosimilars Experts Together for Educational Project
23 October 2020

Our workshop was the first step in deciding educational priorities for patients

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The Cost of Cancers of the Digestive System in Europe
New Study – Cost of All Digestive Cancers in Europe Exceeds 40 Billion Euro
14 October 2020

Read this first ever study calculating the enormous costs of digestive cancers

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ACCGG
DiCE Welcomes New Member from Spain – The Association Against Gastric Cancer and Gastrectomized Patients
14 October 2020

Find out about our new partner in gastric cancer from Spain: ACCGG

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DiCE Partner COR2ED Launches E-Learning Programme on Targeted Therapy Skin Reactions
9 October 2020

DiCE Partner COR2ED Launches Learning Program on Targeted Therapy Skin Reactions

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mCRC Survey
DiCE Publishes in ESMO Open on mCRC Patient Journey in Eastern Europe
6 October 2020

Discover the publication on mCRC in Eastern Europe with lead author Zorana Maravic

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EAPM
DiCE Collaboration with European Alliance for Personalised Medicine Bears Fruit
28 September 2020

Discover an open access policy paper on biomarkers in oncology – a part of a collaborative effort

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mCRC Survey
DiCE Survey Results for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Demonstrate Several Areas for Improvement
28 September 2020

Find the results of our patient survey on metastatic colorectal cancer giving muscle to our arguments!

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Digestive Cancers Europe Colorectal Cancer Carers Guide Expands Reach for First European Carers Day
28 September 2020

The Digestive Cancers Europe Carers Guide will be made available in a further six European languages touching more Carers

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EU Code of Cancer Practice
European Code of Cancer Practice – DiCE Presents alongside Stella Kyriakides on ‘10 Key Overarching Rights’
25 September 2020

Learn about the 10 Key Overarching Rights from the European Code of Cancer Practice

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Every Day Counts
DiCE Represents Patient Voice in Report ‘Improving Time to Patient Access to Innovative Oncology Therapies in Europe’
25 September 2020

Discover ‘Every Day Counts’ a look at getting better accessibility to innovative cancer therapies for patients

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EPF
DiCE Joins European Patient Forum in Response to EU4Health Programme
25 September 2020

Read the European Patient Forum’s response to the EU4Health Programme with DiCE input

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EU Commission
Digestive Cancers Europe Continues Patient Voice Representation on Beating Cancer Plan
25 September 2020

DiCE continues its input on the EU Commission’s Beating Cancer Plan

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EU Commission
Digestive Cancers Europe Responds to the European Commission’s Cancer Mission
25 September 2020

Discover how the digestive cancer voice is being heard for the Horizon Europe Cancer Mission

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World Leading Oncologist Prof. Van Cutsem Shares the Latest on Clinical Advances in Digestive Cancers
29 July 2020

Access the latest news from world congresses with the renowned Professor – also DiCE Medical Director

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DiCE Makes Front Page of Cancer World Magazine
28 July 2020

Read the interview with Zorana Maravic highlighting the continued need for screening despite COVID-19

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ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer
DiCE Satellite Symposium Runs at ESMO GI 2020
27 July 2020

Get updates on digestive cancers – data, screening, research and unmet patient needs

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New Member from France ‘Mon Réseau Cancer Colorectal’ Joins our Patient Community
24 July 2020

Mon Réseau Cancer Colorectal joins DiCE to strengthen our European patient network

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Part IV COVID-19 Series: How our Members are Helping Patients through the Pandemic
25 June 2020

Part 4: Pasykaf Cyprus – Continuing their 24/7 hotline and ensuring protective equipment for their palliative care nursing staff

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The Sad Parting of Blażej Rawicki
25 June 2020

Błażej Rawicki the President of EuropaColon Poland passed away in June, 2020 at the age of 53

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Biba Dodeva
Part III COVID-19 Series: How our Members are Helping Patients through the Pandemic
27 May 2020

Part 3: EuropaColon Macedonia – Calling on their Extensive National Coordinator Network to Provide Continued Psycho-social Support

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DiCE_ELPA Patners
DiCE and ELPA Partner Up – Stronger Together against Liver Cancer!
27 May 2020

DiCE and the European Liver Patients Association (ELPA) Start Official Partnership

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DiCE Partner COR2ED Launches Blended Learning Program to Improve Patient/Nurse Interactions
25 May 2020

With DiCE patient input, our partner COR2ED, creator of high quality Independent Medical Education programmes has launched a new blended learning p...

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For Clinical Trials Day – Find out about Digestive Cancer Clinical Trials
20 May 2020

Check out our clinical trials database

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DiCE 5th Annual Masterclass goes Virtual for 2020
29 April 2020

Meeting to be transformed into a series of online sessions

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COVID-19 Series: How our Members are Helping Patients through the Pandemic
14 April 2020

Part 2: EuropaColon Poland – Keeping Ears and Eyes Open, Sharing the Facts and Continuing their Advocacy Work

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COVID-19 Series: How our Members are Helping Patients through the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
27 March 2020

Part 1: EuropaColon Portugal – Some Sound Advice on Trustworthy Information and Getting Practical Help

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European Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – ECCAM 2020. Thank You for your Support!
27 March 2020

Despite unprecedented circumstances DiCE ran its campaign to raise awareness of colorectal cancer screening in March.

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EU Commission
Come and Participate in the European Commission’s Public Consultation on its Beating Cancer Plan!
27 March 2020

The European Commission is asking organisations across Europe to share their comments on their ‘Roadmap to Beating Cancer’. We strongly...

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Designing an Optimal Colorectal Cancer Screening Process in Europe – Please Join Us!
27 March 2020

Digestive Cancer Europe is leading a Thematic Network on Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening on the EU Health Policy Platform. Organised by the EU Co...

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DiCE Survey on Unmet Needs – Temporary Slowing of Recruitment Effort
27 March 2020

DiCE is running an unmet needs survey. This is to better understand what it is like to live with oesophageal or gastric cancer. As announced in Jan...

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About Digestive Cancers and the Coronavirus
16 March 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in March 2020. DiCE would like to share the fo...

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Assessment of Duration and Effects of 3 vs 6 Months of Adjuvant Chemotherapy in High-Risk Stage II Colorectal Cancer
6 March 2020

A journal article entitled ‘Assessment of Duration and Effects of 3 vs 6 Months of Adjuvant Chemotherapy in High-Risk Stage II Colorectal Can...

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Call for ‘People Power’ to Demand More Life-saving Cancer Screening
4 March 2020

Digestive Cancers Europe has launched a pan-European social media campaign today to promote colorectal cancer screening at the start of European Co...

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European Colorectal Cancer Month – Petition Goes on but Launch Event Unable to Take Place
3 March 2020

Tomorrow marks the launch of the ECCAM2020 campaign and petition advocating to save 100,000 #BeautifulLives a year. This was set to be launched at ...

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World Cancer Day 4th February 2020
4 February 2020

World Cancer Day: A leading international awareness day World Cancer Day every 4 February is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for Int...

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Spike in colorectal cancer from age 49 to 50 suggests many undiagnosed before screenings
3 February 2020

A year-by-year age analysis of colorectal cancer rates among U.S. adults finds a 46% increase in new diagnoses from ages 49 to 50, indicating that ...

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Aggressive cancers in ‘evolutionary arms race’ with the immune system
19 January 2020

Aggressive and highly-mutated cancers are engaged in an “evolutionary arms race” with the immune system, new research suggests. Gullet and stom...

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What is the link between cancer and sugar?
19 January 2020

It’s commonly heard that sugar causes cancer or makes it grow faster. In some ways, this makes sense. Every cell in your body uses blood suga...

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New Colorectal Cancer Guide
16 January 2020

New Colorectal Cancer Guide Offers Support and Practical Help to ‘Invisible’ Carers Brussels, 15 January 2020: Digestive Cancers Europe, the vo...

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FDA Approves Drug for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
7 January 2020

There’s a new treatment option for some patients with pancreatic cancer — those who carry a specific genetic mutation can now be treated wi...

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Not all processed meats are linked with cancer, study says
7 January 2020

Despite current concerns that eating processed meat is linked to a higher risk of cancer, a new research suggests it may just be processed meat tre...

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Doing less than 25 minutes of exercise a day could help ward off cancer
7 January 2020

With the over-indulgence of Christmas out the way and a virtuous new year on the cards, it’s likely you’ve already considered lacing up your tr...

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Ms. Lieve Wierinck Joins Board of Directors of DICE
4 December 2019

“I have always tried to improve the situation of patients”

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Does Type 2 Diabetes Increase the Risk of Pancreatic Cancer?
25 November 2019

Pancreatic cancer is a form of cancer that occurs when cells are produced in the pancreas in an uncontrolled manner. Like all cancers, the earlier ...

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World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2019
25 November 2019

On November 21, people around the world united to demand better in the fight against the world’s toughest cancer. The World Pancreatic Cancer Coa...

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Adults 85 years and older fare well after CRC operations
30 October 2019

Preliminary study results show many older patients receive a colon cancer diagnosis and operation at the same time, and that a surgeon’s expe...

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Pancreatic cancer drug reaches Phase III status
22 October 2019

A pancreatic cancer drug discovered in professors Paul Bingham and Zuzana Zachar’s lab in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Ston...

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Exercise Can Now Be Prescribed Like Medicine for Cancer Patients
22 October 2019

It is well known that regular exercise can help prevent and treat many forms of heart disease, but less commonly known are the benefits of physical...

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European Society of Medical Oncology Congress Presentations Show B-Cell Vaccine Combinations
7 October 2019

(ASX:IMU), a clinical stage immuno-oncology company, today announced two presentations by medical investigators at the European Society of Medical ...

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COLOSSUS project which we are supporting has published a new video
3 October 2019

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in Europe. COLOSSUS is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project that aims to provide new and more effect...

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Digestive Cancers Europe has developed a position paper on the use of biosimilars medicine in colorectal cancer
25 September 2019

With the help of the Patient Advisory Committee (PAC) comprising of 7 colorectal cancer patients and carers, Digestive Cancers Europe has developed...

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More Antibiotics, Higher Odds for Colon Cancer?
12 September 2019

Taking certain antibiotics — especially multiple times or for long courses — may put you at risk for colon cancer, a large new study su...

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Overcoming resistance in pancreatic cancer
12 September 2019

In pancreatic cancer cells’ struggle to survive, the cells choose alternative routes when their main pathways are blocked by drugs. Researche...

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Simple test produces a color change in urine to signal tumor growth in mice
3 September 2019

A simple and sensitive urine test developed by Imperial and MIT engineers has produced a color change in urine to signal growing tumors in mice. To...

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Exercise ‘delays progression’ of advanced colorectal cancer
28 August 2019

Metastatic colorectal cancer patients who engage in moderate exercise while having chemotherapy tend to have delayed disease progression and fewer ...

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How alcohol can affect the development of colorectal cancer
23 July 2019

While heavy alcohol consumption is recognised as a contributor to the development of colorectal cancer (CRC), an increasing number of studies sugge...

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Bowel cancer rates rising ‘among young adults’
21 May 2019

More young people under 50 are being diagnosed with bowel cancer, two studies of the disease in European and high-income countries have found. Alth...

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Event report from Ed Goodall
13 May 2019

Event Report: How is research in Ireland addressing the challenges of bowel cancer? Professor Annette Byrne, Head of the Royal College of Surgeons ...

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Success of ECCAM! The Full Report…
30 April 2019

In March 2019 Digestive Cancers Europe launched a campaign to promote colorectal cancer screening at the occasion of the start of European Colon Ca...

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Gene Linked to CRC in Younger Patients Identified
29 April 2019

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Valentine N. Nfonsam, MD, MS, FACS Associate Professor of Surgery Program Director, General Surgery Residency C...

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EuropaColon Italia is now on the Web!
15 April 2019

Our Member group EuropaColon Italia is now on the Web! Visit their website: www.europacolon.it Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/europac...

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Hours of TV Raises Risk of CRC in Young People
9 April 2019

Sitting and watching TV and other sedentary behavior for more than two hours a day significantly increases the risk of contracting colorectal cance...

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Eurordis launches Rare Barometer
2 April 2019

EURORDIS, through its Rare Barometer programme, has launched a new survey on rare diseases/ rare cancers patients’ experience of treatment. The p...

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Cancer Patients Need Access to the Best Technology
25 March 2019

Despite the recent advancements in biomedical technology and treatment therapies, cancer remains one of the leading causes of death world-wide. Pat...

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Can Dogs Detect Cancer?
20 March 2019

It might sound like something from a science fiction novel but there is now strong scientific evidence to show that our dogs can actually detect hu...

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How I defeated colon cancer: The real story of a survivor
18 March 2019

Have you or someone close to you been diagnosed with cancer? Are you preparing for a long hard fight? It can be devastating news, hearing that you ...

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DiCE Releases the CRC Screening Roadmap
8 March 2019

In parallel to the White Paper on Colorectal Cancer Screening, we also present the Roadmap for Colorectal Cancer Screening. The first document is d...

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DiCE Releases the CRC Screening White Paper
6 March 2019

This year DiCE has released the Colorectal Cancer Screening White Paper. The White Paper highlights the fact that despite the commitment from all E...

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Doctor, I’ve been on the internet again
19 February 2019

I sat grim-faced in the examining room, waiting for my doctor so I could tell her my bad news. “What’s wrong?” my doctor, Milissa...

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