As the opening conference remarked, sustainability will be the heart of many discussions. “Sustainability is about maintaining important, high-quality processes over time. In oncology, seeing the rise in cancer cases, we need to ask ourselves how we can ensure the essential process of caring for patients can be maintained,” said ESMO President Prof. Solange Peters.
For cancers that are not currently avoidable, screening and early detection can both maximize individuals’ chances of survival and alleviate the burden on health systems by reducing the proportion of patients with advanced diseases who require costly, chronic therapies and care.
This year has been a fructiferous year for oncologists, with many positive clinical trial results and upgrades from previous clinical trials. As many new drugs are ongoing, we’ll focus on those discussed most lately.
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