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We Support World Cancer Day 2019!

4th February 2019 is World Cancer Day

Each year on 4 February, World Cancer Day empowers all of us across the world to show support, raise our collective voice, take personal action and press our governments to do more. World Cancer Day is the only day on the global health calendar where we can all unite and rally under the one banner of cancer in a positive and inspiring way.

Click here to find out more about WCD, download information sheets and share your support!

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Surgical Practices May Explain Survival Differences

Poor colorectal cancer survival rates in some countries could be due to lower rates of surgical resection in those areas, particularly among elderly patients, according to findings from a retrospective, tumor-registry study published in The Lancet Oncology.1 Surgical techniques did not appear to correlate with survival rates in the comparative study of treatment patterns and patient outcomes in England, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.

“Survival from colon cancer and rectal cancer in England and colon cancer in Denmark was lower than in Norway and Sweden,” the authors reported. “Survival paralleled the relative provision of resectional surgery in these countries. Differences in patient selection for surgery, especially in patients older than 75 years or individuals with advanced disease, might partly explain these differences in international colorectal cancer survival.”

Click here to read the full article sourced from Cancer Therapy Advisor.

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EU Health Summit 2018

As we head towards the European Parliament elections in 2019, healthcare systems and citizens across Europe are facing unprecedented challenges arising from an ageing population, and increased prevalence of chronic diseases. At the same time, rapid scientific developments are leading us into a new era of innovation.

What is the role of the European Union in helping European health systems to make the most of these opportunities for the benefit of citizens and patients, while following a sustainable path?

How can different sectors converge to help ensuring a healthy future for Europe?

Join the first ever multi-stakeholder summit organised by 28 organisations from within and across the health community to discuss how Europe could develop and take the lead in areas such as research and innovation, health data and digital health, healthcare organisation and financing, as well as health in all policies.

The summit will take place on 29 November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Brussels. To register, click here. For more information, please visit our website:

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A remarkable insight into the cancer journey of Barbara Moss

Barbara Moss speaks to Roshaine Wijayatunga, Senior Editor Oncology at the 2018 European Society for Medical Oncology World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer (ESMO GI; Barcelona).

Barbara Moss is a Patient Ambassador for EuropaColon and Bowel Cancer UK. At the age of 52, in 2006, Barbara was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer of the colon, spread to the liver and was told she had 3–5 months to live! Barbara is now an active campaigner and an active member of several organizations in the UK and Europe. Her main wish is for patients to be able to access the medicine that they need, to have choices clearly explained and to be treated personally.

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Published online: 19 October 2018

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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month is here

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month - Turn it purple to show your support and raise awareness for this hard to fight cancer.

Pancreatic cancer is the toughest cancer to diagnose, treat and survive. 1 in 4 people do not survive for a month. 3 in 4 will not survive for a year.

Find out more about how you can support on the links below:

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