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Aug 12, 2020

Hungary welcomes new European oncology initiative

Human Resources Minister, Miklós Kásler said a new oncology initiative by the European Commission may result in a coordinated system of anti-cancer services in Europe.

 

Human Resources Minister, Miklós Kásler said a new oncology initiative by the European Commission may result in a coordinated system of anti-cancer services in Europe.

According to MTI, the minister said the Commission has requested the European Academy of Oncology to negotiate with medical bodies, cancer researchers, health policy experts, doctors and civil organizations and come up with comprehensive recommendations in terms of cancer prevention, therapy, rehabilitation, and research.

Minister Kásler pointed to forecasts saying that the number of cancer patients could increase from the current 3 million to 4 million in the next 20 years. According to Kásler, the European program, financed from a budget in the billion-euro range, could offer Hungary an opportunity “to take its due place in the world of science earned through decades of effort”