An Introduction to Policy
Cancer care is a challenging but fast-evolving field, and clear policies must be available for healthcare professionals, societies and patients. The European Cancer Organisation strives to bring impactful policy improvement by bringing together the oncology community and facilitating collaboration and consensus on important issues within cancer care. touchOCNOLOGY has collaborated with the European Cancer Organisation to produce video content and short articles to address the important policy issues within cancer care.
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Helena Ullgren: PrEvCan | Focus on alcohol and cancer prevention
The European Code Against Cancer (ECAC) recommends that if you drink alcohol of any type you should limit your intake and that not drinking alcohol is best for cancer prevention. This March, the PrEvCan campaign, spearheaded by EONS to promote cancer prevention across Europe, is bringing attention to the link between alcohol consumption and cancer […]
Pompiliu Piso: ESSO Oncopolicy – cross-multidisciplinary training in oncology at the EU level (Part 2)
The European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO), along with other cancer-related European societies, supported the proposal for cross-multidisciplinary training in oncology at the EU level. It was a pleasure to talk with Prof. Pompiliu Piso (Hospital Barmherzige Brueder, Regensburg, Germany) to discuss how cross-multidisciplinary training would affect cancer care in Europe and the other initiatives […]
Pompiliu Piso: ESSO’s open letter recognizing surgical oncology as a specialist discipline in the EU (Part 1)
The European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) recently released an open letter urging the European Commission to recognise surgical oncology as a specialist discipline in the EU, entitled ‘Time to act: Maximizing the benefits of surgical oncology for cancer patients in Europe‘. touchONCOLOGY were delighted to catch up with Prof. Pompiliu Piso (Hospital Barmherzige Brueder, […]
Lisa Sarfaty: Exploring and addressing inequities in rare diseases
Rare diseases can present numerous challenges for those living with these conditions and the healthcare professionals caring for them. In this interview we discuss some of these with Lisa Sarfaty, VP of Communication and Engagement for NORD (The National Organization for Rare Disorders) and explore ways in which they could be tackled. Questions Could you […]
Lisa Sarfaty: Help support Rare Disease Day
Our society partner, NORD (The National Organization for Rare Disorder) has planned several initiatives to support this year’s Rare Disease Day on 28 February. These activities are aimed at raising awareness about rare diseases and the challenges faced by people living with these conditions. In this video, Lisa Sarfaty, NORD’s VP of Communication and Engagement, […]
Johan de Munter: PrEvCan | Take action to be a healthy body weight
As part of our ongoing support for the PrEvCan – Cancer Prevention Across Europe – campaign, we were delighted to speak with the President of the European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS), Johan de Munter. Initiated by EONS, and with ESMO as a key campaign partner, PrEvCan is based on the European Code Against Cancer (ECAC), […]
World Cancer Day 2023: Unite voices and take action
Here at Touch Medical Media, we are supporting World Cancer Day (4 February 2023) in the second year of the three-year campaign called ‘Close the Care Gap’. In 2022, the theme was all about ‘Realizing the problem’. This year, the focus is on ‘Uniting our voices and taking action’. “In recognition of World Cancer Day’s […]
Less talking. More doing. The current status of EU cancer policy
“If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.” So, reputedly, said a Mr Thomas Jefferson, in a different age and in a different place, but the advice remains timeless. The quotation comes to our mind as, at the time of writing, we reflect at the end of the […]
Mark Lawler, European Cancer Summit 2022: The ECO-ASCO Special Network
The impact of the Russian invasion on Ukraine and how this has impacted clinical trials and cancer care in Europe. The Special Network on the Impact of the War in Ukraine on Cancer was established by ECO Board and ASCO soon after the war started, and now has representatives of over 300 organisations. In this […]
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