Ethical considerations surrounding cancer in the elderly and the pros and cons of web-based resources

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Published: 17 Mar 2011
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Ian Banks (European Men's Health Forum), Jan Geissler (Leukamie-Online), Ellen Verschuur (Europa Donna)
In this final part of the roundtable discussion on the Patient Advocacy/Ethics Track at The 2011 Stockholm Cancer Congress, members of ECCO's Patient Advisory Committee discuss the current scope of cancer information on the internet - good and bad - including the alarming rise in the sale of counterfeit medicines over the internet and the increasing use of social media in disease awareness campaigns. The panel also discusses cancer in the elderly and the ethical issues surrounding this particular group. The discussion concludes by highlighting the key reasons why this Congress is the must-attend for professionals and patient advocates alike.
Watch the other parts of the discussion:

Battling rare cancers in Europe - access and ethics and Access to new tailored cancer therapies and reliable patient information – the challenges