Navigation Links
Accessibility of cancer-treatment is Variable throughout EU

Access to treatments for cancer, such as radiotherapy, surgery and drugs as well as the availability of anti-cancer drugs and medical training// vary throughout the EU, according to a study published by the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) on 3 October 2006. Access to information is also said to vary from country to country.

The survey published in Medical OncologyStatus in Europe is a study and comparison of countries, sub-specializations of oncology, on education and training, patterns of care, national guidelines on clinical research and cancer. The study found that Iceland, Switzerland, Italy and Germany have the highest number of both oncologists and facilities as to their population size, whereas Eastern European nations have fewer specialist units.

"This is a failure for Europe," said the president of ESMO, Dr Hakan Mellstedt, referring to thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths each year due to lack of care.

In Europe cancer is one of the biggest causes of death and continues to remain a major public-health concern. In 2004, 2 million new cases were detected and 1.2 million deaths reported. It has been estimated that one in three Europeans is expected to be diagnosed with some form of cancer at some point in their lives. The Commission has recognized that Europe is characterized by unacceptable inequalities in cancer control and has therefore for this reason launched several projects to create comparable indicators to monitor cancer.
NLA
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Gel pares inflammatory activity throughout body
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... BSI and Brenntag Canada have been appointed by Chr. ... of their natural fruits and beverage colorants effective November 1, 2016. ... our Life Sciences product portfolio,” said Steve Brauer, President of Brenntag Specialties, Inc. “Representing ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... , ... December 05, 2016 ... ... Great Point Partners ("GPP") portfolio company, today announced it has acquired the ... TCS was previously a subsidiary of Chiltern International and focuses on ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... ... The new knee compression sleeves come as a pair which will provide ... lifting and any sport that requires knee compression or protection from the demands ... higher quality knee sleeve performance. Firstly it is made out of premium 7mm thick ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... OH (PRWEB) , ... December 05, 2016 , ... ... engineering solution called the CardioQuick Patch® significantly improves the reproducibility and accuracy of ... in various healthcare settings. , Over the last 60 years, studies have ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... ... December 03, 2016 , ... ... "Best Surgical Body Shaping" at the 2016 Anti-Aging & Beauty Awards ... , The Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine European Congress (AMEC) brings together ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/5/2016)... TAIPEI, Taiwan , Dec. 5, 2016 ... alfa-2b showed non-inferiority to hydroxyurea (HU) in Complete Hematologic Response ... and tolerability profile of ropeginterferon alfa-2b versus HU ... ongoing long-term follow-up trial CONTINUATION-PV to obtain European marketing authorization ... present this data to the FDA as it seeks approval ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... SAN DIEGO , Dec. 3, 2016 Johnson ... filed on behalf of purchasers of Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. ... September 7, 2016 through October 31, 2016 (the "Class Period"). ... It designs, manufactures, and markets orthopaedic reconstructive products, such as ... ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... 3, 2016   Pairnomix, LLC, a genetic research ... recognized by the White House, today announced that findings from ... identification of candidate therapies for a patient with epileptic encephalopathy ... were presented at the 70 th Annual Meeting of ... TX , December 2-6, 2016.  Pairnomix, unique ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: