HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Comparison of patients' access to new and better cancer drugs reveals inequalities between countries

in cancer research between Europe and the USA. Dr Jnsson said: "Not only is the magnitude of public research at a different level in the United States, it is also directed to clinical research to a greater extent. There is a need for a significant increase in the public research for cancer in Europe, particularly devoted to clinical research."

The authors make a series of recommendations for ensuring that patients can have equal and rapid access to new cancer drugs. They include:

  • Reducing the review time for the marketing authorisation of new cancer drugs;

  • Ensuring that once authorisation is obtained, the drug is available at national level without further delays due to price and reimbursement negotiations;

  • Ensuring that any economic evaluation or health technology assessment is done quickly to facilitate, and not delay, patient access;

  • Ensuring that appropriate and adequate funding for new, innovative cancer drugs is available in the health care system and hospital budgets, preferably on a proactive basis and not reactive basis i.e. by planning ahead.

Dr Jnsson concluded: "We believe that the inequalities between countries in patients' access to cancer drugs cannot persist. Cancer patients will not accept that a standard of care available in one country is not available in other countries. Research on patient access to new treatment is a new and important part of translational cancer research."


'"/>

Contact: Emma Mason
wordmason@mac.com
44-077-112-96986
European Society for Medical Oncology
9-May-2007


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Comparison of obstetric outcomes between on-call and patients own obstetricians
2. Comparison of 4 diet plans shows better outcomes for diet with lowest carbohydrate intake
3. Comparison of drug-releasing coronary stents show similar effectiveness
4. Hepatitis B patients understanding of infection and treatment deficient
5. Alzheimers weight gain initiative also improved patients intellectual abilities
6. Referral management schemes damage patients interests
7. Blood transfusions raise heart patients infection and death risk -- especially women
8. New UF tool measures heart implant patients anxiety
9. New research addresses taboos around the impact of rheumatoid arthritis on patients sex lives
10. Secret herb in tests to stop breast cancer patients hot flushes and night sweats
11. Internet research builds cancer patients confidence

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... ... Safety for the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) ... Action Award. , The Innovation to Action Award, a USAID Catalyst Award, ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Hill, CT (PRWEB) , ... September 19, 2017 ... ... support, today announced the winners of the Entrepreneur Innovation Awards (EIA), held this ... all of whom are Connecticut-based companies and entrepreneurs, presented their innovative project ideas ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... The American Board of ... watch for the discomforts and hidden dangers of foot fungus, particularly in the ... at risk for developing fungal infections on the feet or toenails, the Board ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... ... Mirixa Corporation recently unveiled the MirixaPro 6.0 platform. As the industry’s leading ... management services are delivered. Based on industry research and market feedback, the ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) , ... September 19, 2017 ... ... high-quality orthopedic dog beds, has been officially recognized for its September 2016 donation ... , The company recently received three awards and honors for its contribution ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/6/2017)... 6, 2017  Robert G. Szewc, M.D., is recognized ... in recognition of his contributions to the Medical field.  ... Nephrologist at the practice of Kidney and Hypertension Specialists, ... and hypertension solutions. He has worked in this position ... experience, as well as expertise in kidneys, hypertension, chronic ...
(Date:9/6/2017)... Del. , Sept. 6, 2017 NeuroRx, a ... Acute Suicidal Ideation and Behavior (ASIB), has been granted Fast ... its sequential therapy of NRX-100 (ketamine HCl) followed by NRX-101 ... in a pivotal trial of this sequential therapy targeting patients ... depression. 1 ...
(Date:9/5/2017)... has announced another milestone in their continued growth and success of the company.  ... of customer engagements regionally.  ... is located at 318 West Adams Street, Suite 1528, Chicago, IL ... Xyntek's recently opened Midwest office will ... In addition to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: