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Real world evidence
Clinical practice

Should we invest more in registry data?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, real-world data have shown they can support clinical decision-making in complex situations but extensive bureaucracy is still a limiting factor

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Specialised education

Prevention and early detection are pivotal in LMICs, but not enough

While locally tailored cancer screening programmes, particularly for cervical cancer, are showing encouraging results in some areas with limited resources, cancer care is still suffering some bottlenecks due to lack of training for healthcare staff and shortages of medicines

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Immuno oncology

Cancer vaccination: a new era of innovation

Promising results with cancer vaccines based on specific antigen mutations in individual tumours, and typically used in combination with checkpoint inhibitors, are fuelling an upsurge of interest in cancer vaccination for patients with established cancer, explains Prof. Pedro Romero. 

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What role for real-world evidence in cancer research?

With the growing use of real-world evidence (RWE) to support regulatory approvals of new anti-cancer medicines in Europe and the USA, can this type of research ensure greater inclusion of women, the elderly, diverse ethnic groups, those with rare cancers and other under-represented populations in oncology studies?

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Telemedicine: the good and bad of living a hype

New forms of remote cancer care services have been piloted since the COVID-19 outbreak to offer support to patients while complying with hospital visiting restrictions. Despite a renewed popularity of telemedicine, digital services implemented so quickly may increase the risk of unmet expectations in the future.
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