Improvement of European Translational Cancer Research - Collaboration between comprehensive cancer centers

Ulrik Ringborg, Dominique de Valeriola, Willem H. van Harten, Antonio Llombart Bosch, Claudio Lombardo, Kenneth Nilsson, Thierry Philip, Marco A. Pierotti, Peter Riegman, Mahasti Saghatchian, Guy Storme, Thomas Tursz, Dirk Verellen

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Even though the increasing incidence of cancer is mainly a consequence of a population with a longer life span, part of this augmentation is related to the increasing prevalence of patients living with a chronic cancer disease. To fight the problem, improved preventive strategies are mandatory in combination with an innovative health care provision that is driven by research. To overcome the weakness of translational research the OECI is proposing a practical approach as part of a strategy foreseen by the EUROCAN+PLUS feasibility study, which was launched by the EC in order to identify mechanisms for the coordination of cancer research in Europe.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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  • IR-76759

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