Issue 70 January - February 2016

Bridging the gap in metastatic breast cancer

Every two years the metastatic breast cancer community convenes to assess what needs to be done to bridge gaps – gaps in scientific/clinical knowledge and in service provision, and gaps between the patients and professional communities.

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Issue 70 January - February 2016

The road to global cancer care

Most new cases of cancer occur in parts of the world that are least equipped to deal with them. As our contribution to helping improve access to prevention, treatment and care across the world, Cancer World has launched a new section, Our World, dedicated to examining the many challenges and providing a platform for profiling some of the global, regional and national initiatives and strategies that are making a real difference.

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Issue 70 January - February 2016

A journey to the heart of the EMA

Flexibility and goodwill have allowed patient involvement in the work of EuropeÂ’s drug regulators to develop at an impressive pace. But will they be enough to withstand the strains on the relationship exerted by financial pressures, together with demands that patient reps stop seeing industry reps?

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Issue 70 January - February 2016

Multiparametric MRI in prostate cancer

Traditionally confined to a role in staging, MRI is increasingly being used along the entire continuum from diagnosis to care and follow up in patients with prostate cancer.

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Issue 70 January - February 2016

Unleashing the potential of prevention

The revised European Cancer Code, launched last October, gives clear and concise information on what people can do to lower their own cancer risk. But until policy makers – and doctors – take prevention more seriously, millions of lives will continue to be lost unnecessarily.

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