The State of Oncology 2013: a new report draws attention on disparities in cancer care

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Published: 30 Sep 2013
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Prof Peter Boyle - International Prevention Research Institute

Prof Peter Boyle, in a presentation entitled ‘The State of Oncology' during the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECCO 2013), discussed a proposal for a new financing model to tackle the major disparities that exist in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of cancer in countries worldwide has been presented 

While much progress has been made against cancer over the last century, a new report brings together evidence that not every patient benefits from it, nor even has the opportunity to benefit.

The presentation was about a report of the same name based on the contributions of the four overall leaders of the project, seven regional leaders and over 100 eminent medical scientists who described the state of oncology in over 50 countries.

 

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