ESMO Supports World Cancer Day 2014
World Cancer Day is a chance to raise our collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge and dismissing misconceptions about cancer
- Date: 04 Feb 2014
- Topic: Bioethics, legal and economic issues
Myth: Patients believe they don't have the right to cancer care
Truth: All people have the right to access proven and effective cancer treatments and services on equal terms, and without suffering hardship as a consequence.
Here at ESMO we are focussing on two issues surrounding the right to cancer care:
- Inequalities that affect patient access to optimal treatment: the ESMO survey on the availability of anti-cancer medicines
- The potential future shortage of Medical Oncologists and the unimaginable impact upon patient care
Right to cancer care: The ESMO survey on the availability of anti-cancer medicines - addressing inequalities in patient access to optimal treatment
Right to cancer care: Do we have enough medical oncologists to cope with the increasing cancer burden?
How Annals of Oncology is debunking myths
Annals of Oncology has freed up articles which tackle some of the myths surrounding cancer and offer up-to-date information on the latest oncological breakthroughs: Access the articles here.
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