- January 2015
René Bernards on discovering effective drug combinations.
- December 2014
Research on the high rate of burnout among young oncologists.
- November 2014
Carl June on the efficacy of CAR-T cells in treating leukaemia.
- October 2014
News from ESMO 2014 with Solange Peters and Alexander Eggermont.
- September 2014
Discussing how healthcare systems can meet the needs of cancer survivors.
- July/August 2014
Sophie Postel-Vinay on new recommendations for phase 1 trials.
- June 2014
Hans Clevers on important research into stem cells in normal gut tissue.
- May 2014
Carolyn Taylor and Paul McGale find evidence to clarify guidelines for radiotherapy after mastectomy.
- April 2014
Richard Sullivan and Ajay Aggarwal on how physicians can tackle the issue of affordability in cancer care.
- March 2014
The 1st EORTC Cancer Survivorship Summit addressed the practical problems faced by cancer patients.
- February 2014
Charles Swanton on a study that maps genetic changes in cancers over time.
EJC News Focus – March 2013
'New impetus is needed' to tackle the global burden of childhood cancer
Improvements in child cancer survival rates mean that 80% are now potentially curable with current treatments. Despite this, almost 100,000 children under 15 die from cancer, every year.
In a new Lancet Oncology Series, experts are challenging public policy on childhood cancer and calling for new determination to focus on the specific needs of children and young people with cancer.
In Europe and the States, for example, increasingly strict regulations governing clinical trials and data protection are hampering research and slowing down the development of new treatments for childhood cancers. In poorer countries, the key problem may be poor availability of basic healthcare but much has been achieved in some by politicians motivated to create sustainable infrastructure.
Richard Sullivan (King's Health Partners Integrated Cancer Centre, London) co-edited the series, and is also editor of the new online Journal of Cancer Policy, which will publish follow-up papers on paediatric oncology from this autumn. In this month's EJC News Focus, he tells Helen Saul that the current political climate is 'lukewarm' on the issue of childhood cancer, and why that needs to change.