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European Cancer Resolution will benefit patients and all those who treat and care for them
Date:4/10/2008

An initiative to combat cancer in the enlarged European Union has been adopted in a plenary session of the European Parliament today (Thursday 10 April). The adoption of the Cancer Resolution has been welcomed by ECCO the European CanCer Organisation which says that patients, and all those who care for them, will benefit if the European Commission and Member States take action on the Resolution's 40 proposals.

ECCO particularly welcomes the proposal that the Commission should revise the Clinical Trials Directive to encourage more academic research on cancer.

Professor Alexander M.M. Eggermont, the President of ECCO, said: We are particularly concerned about the impact of the Clinical Trials Directive, in its present form, on the conduct of clinical trials of cancer treatments. While well intentioned and designed to protect patients interests, we believe that it may well be having the opposite effect. It has set so many regulations in place that the cost of trials has doubled or quadrupled, making it difficult for trials to be run without funding from industry. As a consequence, the number of academically-funded trials is declining, which is bad news for any patients with rare cancers, for patients living in under-resourced countries, and for practitioners who are trying to find better combinations of existing therapies that will be more effective in treating the disease.

This is a serious and undesired effect of the Directive as it threatens academic independence and innovative cancer research and is contrary to the best interests of patients.

Other proposals in the Cancer Resolution include:

  • encouraging the establishment of multi-disciplinary oncology teams in Member States in order to improve treatments for patients and education for all healthcare professionals so that they recognise the psychosocial needs of patients;
  • calling on the Commission to ensure there is adequate funding for co-ordinate
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ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation
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