The ESMO Patient Guide on Survivorship: support after primary treatment of cancer

To help address the needs of cancer survivors, the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) developed the Patient Guide on Survivorship. It is directed at survivors and can be used by carers, family, and friends of people who have or previously had cancer, as well as healthcare professionals.

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The Swedish Cancer Registers: using population-based data to monitor and improve cancer control

Sweden was one of the first countries to implement a government-funded national cancer register – a centralised database that collects healthcare information about all people diagnosed with cancer.

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Multidisciplinary cancer care in Belgium: government funding to support multidisciplinary meetings

Miscommunication can have a negative impact on the quality of cancer care delivered to patients, but bultidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings can improve communication between healthcare professionals involved in cancer care.

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Choosing Wisely®: clinician and patient guidelines for reducing unnecessary and low-value care

The Choosing Wisely® campaign was set up to reduce waste in healthcare and encourage evidence-based doctor–patient communication about appropriate and necessary care.

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CancerLinQ®: harnessing real-world data from electronic health records to improve cancer care

CancerLinQ® is a rapid learning health system that summarises large amounts of real-world data in real time. It collects both structured and unstructured data through an automatic daily feed from electronic health records and other sources.

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Systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT) data set: collecting and using real-world data to improve cancer care

Systemic anti-cancer therapies (SACTs), including chemotherapy, are provided across the English National Health Service (NHS) – and real-world data on the resulting patient outcomes can help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of cancer care.

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GE Healthcare Adventure Series™: making imaging more child-friendly

Imaging tests can be frightening for children, resulting in many paediatric patients requiring sedation for these procedures. GE Healthcare introduced the Adventure Series™ to tackle this problem.

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PRIAS: active surveillance for men with low-risk prostate cancer

Active surveillance aims to prevent overtreatment by closely monitoring men with low-risk prostate cancer without them having to undergo cancer treatment.

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Moovcare®: web-based follow-up care for lung cancer patients

Researchers in France developed a web-based algorithm to help oncologists take action at the first signs of a potential lung cancer relapse.

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