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Video interviews and press conference footage from the European Forum on Oncology 2012 in Berlin, May 3rd and May 4th.

European Forum on Oncology 2012 ecancer

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Video interviews and press conference footage from the European Forum on Oncology 2012 in Berlin, May 3rd and May 4th.

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    Improving educational events and courses: Prof Angelo Paradiso – Giovanni Paolo II National Cancer Institute, Bari, Italy

    Improving educational events and courses: Prof Angelo Paradiso – Giovanni Paolo II National Cancer Institute, Bari, Italy

    Prof Angelo Paradiso talks to ecancer at the European Forum on Oncology in Berlin, May 2012, about the results of an educational needs survey conducted through the EurocanPlatform project.

    Prof Paradiso, a specialist in post-graduate education in oncology, found large gaps in education events related to psychology, nursing and patient education through the survey that collected data from over 200 oncology education events last year.

    He found lab to clinic education, but not clinic to patient and a lack of location specific events with pancreatic and brain cancers.

    As an example of how to correct these gaps, Prof Paradiso talks about a meeting recently held at Giovanni Paolo II National Cancer Institute on molecular pathology.

    • 10 min
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    EurocanPlatform project update: Prof Anton Berns – The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam

    EurocanPlatform project update: Prof Anton Berns – The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam

    Prof Anton Berns talks to ecancer at the European Forum on Oncology in Berlin, May 2012, about the progress of the EurocanPlatform project. The EurocanPlatform is a European Commission project designed to create a platform that brings together the top 23 cancer centres and 5 cancer organisations in Europe.

    The project allows institutes to jointly analyse patients and patient data to lead to a quicker creation of clinical trials. This platform will be an example for other institutes on how to share information and improve outcomes by improving diagnostics.

    • 6 min
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    Benefits of open European research area: Prof Claudio Lombardo – Organisation of European Cancer Institutes

    Benefits of open European research area: Prof Claudio Lombardo – Organisation of European Cancer Institutes

    Prof Claudio Lombardo talks to ecancer at the European Forum on Oncology in Berlin, May 2012, about the concept of the ‘living lab’ and the open European research area.

    These ideas, which have been present in areas such as the US, aim to pool funding and resources in order to advance research.

    Prof Lombardo stresses the need for more people to be informed on the possibilities of open research funding and research platforms such as the EurocanPlatform and Transcan, which would lead to the improvement of conducting translational research.

    • 5 min
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    Effects of lifestyle change in cancer patients: Prof Cornelia Ulrich – National Center for Tumor Diseases, Heidelberg, German

    Effects of lifestyle change in cancer patients: Prof Cornelia Ulrich – National Center for Tumor Diseases, Heidelberg, German

    Prof Cornelia Ulrich talks to ecancer at the European Forum on Oncology in Berlin, May 2012, about the importance of lifestyle changes for cancer patients and how these changes can be as effective as certain drug treatments.

    Studies show that many patients ask what they can do to improve their outcomes when diagnosed with cancer and the ability to affect their quality of life during and post therapy.

    Prof Ulrich’s work with post menopausal, obese women shows that patients with breast cancer show an increased motivation to help themselves through a change of diet and an addition of exercise. Smoking cessation is another critical variable in prevention.

    All of these factors, as well as molecular diagnosis, indicate the importance of keeping the patient’s best interest in mind.

    • 8 min
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    EurocanPlatform and the exchange of information: Dr Ged Brady – The Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, Manchester, UK

    EurocanPlatform and the exchange of information: Dr Ged Brady – The Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, Manchester, UK

    Dr Ged Brady talks to ecancer at the European Forum on Oncology in Berlin, May 2012 about the concept behind the EurocanPlatform and combining the resources of institute in order to create normalised templates for therapy and identifying biomarkers.

    Prof Brady finds that in practice, oncologists communicate and learn through journals and conferences, but there is a need for talking to peers and learning from them. Platforms like this allow institutes and members of those institutes to bring together ideas and resources with a strong focus.

    Early examples of sharing methodologies and results at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research have been in the field of circulating tumour cells (CTCs) and the technology that allows for their isolation and numeration.

    • 7 min
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    Advances in radiation oncology: Prof Guy Storme – University of Brussels, Belgium

    Advances in radiation oncology: Prof Guy Storme – University of Brussels, Belgium

    Prof Guy Storme talks to ecancer about radiation oncology research at the European Forum on Oncology in Berlin, May 2012.

    Advances in imaging technology are important in cancer diagnosis as tumours are visualised in relation to different organs.

    The result of precision imaging is a more effective use of targeted molecules. Further research can be done into each organ and specific markers to indicate where to focus treatment.

    • 11 min

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