December 2, 2013
ECCO 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Friday 27 September – Tuesday 1 October
Prof Peter Boyle, in a presentation entitled ‘The State of Oncology’ during the 2013 European Cancer Congress, 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.