Fighting Cancer around the World: A Framework for Action

Denis Horgan, Rizwana Mia, Tosan Erhabor, Yosr Hamdi, Collet Dandara, Jonathan A. Lal, Joel Fokom Domgue, Oladimeji Ewumi, Teresia Nyawira, Salomé Meyer, Dominique Kondji, Ngiambudulu M. Francisco, Sadakatsu Ikeda, Chai Chuah, Roselle De Guzman, Anupriya Paul, Krishna Reddy Nallamalla, Woong Yang Park, Vijay Tripathi, Ravikant TripathiAmber Johns, Mohan P. Singh, Maude E. Phipps, France Dube, Kate Whittaker, Deborah Mukherji, Hadi Mohamad Abu Rasheed, Marta Kozaric, Joseph A. Pinto, Stephen Doral Stefani, Federico Augustovski, Maria Eugenia Aponte Rueda, Ricardo Fujita Alarcon, Hugo A. Barrera-Saldana

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Abstract

Tackling cancer is a major challenge right on the global level. Europe is only the tip of an iceberg of cancer around the world. Prosperous developed countries share the same problems besetting Europe–and the countries and regions with fewer resources and less propitious conditions are in many cases struggling often heroically against a growing tide of disease. This paper offers a view on these geographically wider, but essentially similar, challenges, and on the prospects for and barriers to better results in this ceaseless battle. A series of panels have been organized by the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) to identify different aspects of cancer care around the globe. There is significant diversity in key issues such as NGS, RWE, molecular diagnostics, and reimbursement in different regions. In all, it leads to disparities in access and diagnostics, patients’ engagement, and efforts for a better understanding of cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2125
Number of pages31
JournalHealthcare
Volume10
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022

Keywords

  • cancer
  • diagnostics
  • genomics
  • global
  • health care
  • liquid biopsy
  • next-generation sequencing
  • patients
  • personalized medicine
  • policy framework
  • reimbursement

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