AI and nanotechnology could make cancer cell therapy affordable for all

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Professor Liesbet Lagae, Director of Life Science Technology Activities at IMEC and teaches Nanobiotechnology, KU Leuven CAR-T therapy can cure terminally ill cancer patients but it is prohibitively expensive, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Leveraging recent advances […]

Eliminating cervical cancer depends on global effort to ensure supply meets demand

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anuradha Gupta, Deputy CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance COVID-19 has overshadowed the global movement to vaccinate against cervical cancer. Greater access to HPV vaccine is needed, particularly in lower-income countries where demand has outstripped supply. Lessons can be […]

Beating cancer: MEPs react to the EU Plan for joint action

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On the eve of World Cancer Day, Parliament’s Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA) backs EU wide effort to beat cancer. BECA Chair Bartosz Arłukowicz (EPP, PL) said: “Over the last few years, fighting cancer has been high on the Parliament’s agenda, culminating in […]

Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan: A new EU approach to prevention, treatment and care

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, on the eve of the World Cancer Day, the European Commission is presenting Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan – a main priority in the area of health of the von der Leyen Commission and a key pillar of a strong European Health Union. With […]

Beating cancer: Better protection of workers against cancer-causing chemicals

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Each year, about 120,000 work-related cancer cases occur as a result of exposure to carcinogens at work in the EU, leading to approximately 80,000 fatalities annually. To improve workers’ protection against cancer, the Commission has proposed today to further limit their exposure to cancer-causing […]

Antitrust: Aspen proposes 73% price reduction for six off-patent cancer medicines to remove Commission’s excessive pricing concerns

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission invites comments from all interested parties on commitments submitted by Aspen to address the Commission’s concerns over excessive pricing as regards six off-patent cancer medicines. Aspen proposes to reduce its prices in Europe for these medicines by 73% on average. In […]

What are Asia Pacific countries getting right in the fight against cancer?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rachel Frizberg, Area Head Asia Pacific, Roche Pharma As healthcare systems focus on COVID-19, other areas – such as cancer care – are being disrupted. A new report examines the readiness of countries in the APAC region to […]

This is how we make cancer care sustainable and available for all

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Susanne Schaffert Phd, President, Novartis Oncology Income equality and disparities in care fuel cancer’s prevalence – by 2030 there will be more than 24 million new cancer cases; While some countries invest heavily, others under-invest in cancer research […]

How listening to patients could change the way we tackle cancer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julie Louise Gerberding, Executive Vice President & Chief Patient Officer, MSD Cancer remains one of the world’s deadliest diseases. Between 30 and 50% of all cancers are preventable. Listening to patients will help all stakeholders improve how cancer […]

How data can empower patients to personalize and improve their cancer treatment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brad Power, Founding member, myCancerDB Cancer treatment is not one-size-fits-all. Thanks to medical advancements, people receiving a cancer diagnosis might have many potential treatment options, ranging from established, “tried-and-true” treatments to experimental ones. But in many cases, it’s up […]

Inflammation is the fuel that feeds the cancer flame. So how do we fight back?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Frances Balkwill, Centre Lead, Centre for Cancer and Inflammation, European Research Council grantee, Queen Mary University of London Inflammation is the body’s first line of defence against insult. Without inflammation, most of us would not make it past the […]

These are the countries best prepared for the fight against cancer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Last year, 18.1 million people developed cancer – and 9.6 million died from it. Cancer causes one in six deaths globally. In fact, it is the leading cause of premature death in […]

How the world can gear up for the fight against cancer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sarbani Chakraborty, Lead, Health Systems Capacity , Roche Here is what we know today: cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, claiming nearly 10 million lives in 2018 alone. On top of that, population growth and ageing will […]

4 steps towards wiping out cervical cancer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sofiat Akinola, Project specialist, global health and healthcare , World Economic Forum Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related deaths among women globally. Every year, 530,000 new cases are diagnosed, with approximately 270,000 deaths worldwide. Without […]

How we can work together in the fight against NCDs

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jan KimpenChief Medical Officer, Philips & Pete TroiloDirector, global advisory and analysis, Devex The prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is a major focus of the United Nations General Assembly and related events in New York City […]

Novartis and Johnson & Johnson to deprive Europeans of their right to Health

It was the last day of January that the European Commission decided to send a formal complaint against two pharmaceutical giants, Johnson and Johnson and Novartis, over an illegal secret deal that made European cancer patients suffer while it brought huge profits to the American and Swiss multinational accordingly. After the meticulous research of DG […]