Cancer Research Works: Improving Cancer Patient’s Survival Worldwide
To mark World Cancer Research Day (22nd September 2021), the Steering Committee, under the Presidency of Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain, organised an international meeting to discuss the importance of supporting cancer research to accelerate progress against cancer and the transfer of research discoveries to improve cancer survival worldwide.
The panellists tackled disparities in detection and access to treatments as well as research funding, as cornerstones improving not only survival rates, but also quality of life for patients. They called for increased national research budgets and sharing of data, so advances made in one part of the world can benefit others. They also promoted the World Cancer Declaration < https://www.uicc.org/what-we-do/advocacy/world-cancer-declaration>, as a roadmap for policy-makers to reduce the global cancer burden. Only by sharing knowledge and joining forces can we hope to reduce incidences and advance cancer survival rates
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The panel was composed of David Tuveson (President of the American Association of Cancer Research, US), Clarissa Mathias (President of the Sociedade Brasileira de Oncologia Clinica, BR), Anil D’Cruz (President of the Union for International Cancer Control, IN), Hong Gwan Seo (President of the National Cancer Center of Korea, KR), Joan Seoane (Secretary General of the European Society for Medical Oncology, ES), Abubakar Bello (President of the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer, NG), and Ramón Reyes (President of the Spanish Association Against Cancer, ES). The moderator was Julie Gralow (Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, US).
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