European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), Munich (Germany) – Some European countries take more than twice as long as others to reach health technology assessment (HTA) decisions to reimburse new cancer drugs following their approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The average decision time is longer than one year in some countries, according to a study presented at ESMO 2018 Congress.
Trust in non-conventional therapies by cancer patients not matched with proper awareness about their risks
Complementary and alternative medicines are used by 1 in 2 patients before and during cancer treatments, however they are frequently associated with drug-drug interactions, a estudy at ESMO 2018 report.
At the recent European Haematology Association (EHA) Annual Congress 2018, Myeloma Patients Europe (MPE) and Video Journal of Hematological Oncology (VJHemOnc), filmed an interview with Dr Michael Hudecek (University of Würzburg, Germany) on the Horizon2020 CARAMBA project. The video was recorded in English and has now been translated into four additional languages: French, German, Spanish and Italian.