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Cancer Core Europe: A first step towards a virtual cancer institute in Europe?

Celis, Julio E ; Ringborg, Ulrik

Molecular oncology, 2014-10, Vol.8 (7), p.1161-1162 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Cancer Core Europe: A first step towards a virtual cancer institute in Europe?
  • Author: Celis, Julio E ; Ringborg, Ulrik
  • Subjects: Academies and Institutes ; Biomedical Research ; Neoplasms - therapy ; Internet ; Europe ; Humans ; Cancer ; Consortia ; Medical research ; Researchers ; Working groups ; Funding ; Collaboration ; Infrastructure ; Patients ; Index Medicus
  • Is Part Of: Molecular oncology, 2014-10, Vol.8 (7), p.1161-1162
  • Description: The group – chaired by Member of the European Parliament M. Vim van Velzen and composed of representatives from clinicians, basic researchers, health authorities, funders, patient organisations, and industry – was invited to identify areas, topics and research subjects with a significant level of activity in the Member States (MS) that could benefit from coordination at the European level. There are still, however, many obstacles that need to be removed in order to achieve the final goal of creating a sustainable virtual ECI that can provide a more rational structure for addressing the cancer research‐care continuum; these include (i) increasing research coordination at national, regional, and EU level, (ii) tackling the issue of sustainability, (iii) support for high end technology platforms in personalized oncology, (iv) training and education for the next generation of young oncologists and physician scientists, (v) encouraging collaboration between the Directorate General for Health & Consumers and the Directorate General for Research & Innovation (including national research and health ministries), (vi) ensuring that science policy makers acknowledge the value of long‐term research, (vii) creating an appropriate legal and ethical framework to encourage collaboration between all stakeholders in the cancer continuum, (viii) promoting academia‐industry collaboration, and (ix) informing civic society of the benefits of research. [...]it should be pointed out that the eventual creation of a virtual ECI may pave the way towards the creation of a European Institute(s) for Health Research in the long‐run, similar to the NIH in the USA.
  • Publisher: United States: Elsevier B.V
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISSN: 1574-7891
    ISSN: 1878-0261
    EISSN: 1878-0261
    DOI: 10.1016/j.molonc.2014.09.004
    PMID: 25283591
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