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World Cancer Day

Annals of Oncology and the European Society for Medical Oncology Mark World Cancer Day, February 4th 2016

World Cancer Day 2016 logo

Taking place under the tagline ‘We Can. I Can’, World Cancer Day 2016 takes a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, exploring how everyone - as a collective or as individuals - can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.

The campaign will focus on what 'We' can do as clinicians, researchers and support services, as well as what individuals can do to help prevent cancer, or ask for support. Annals of Oncology 's collection is divided into several categories, spanning a range of topics associated with 'We Can. I Can.'

We Can

Challenge Perceptions

Phase I trials in oncology: a new era has started
S. Postel-Vinay and J.C. Soria

Shape policy change

A standardised, generic, validated approach to stratify the magnitude of clinical benefit that can be anticipated from anti-cancer therapies: the European Society for Medical Oncology Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale (ESMO-MCBS)
R. Sullivan, U. Dafni, J.M. Kerst, A. Sobrero, C. Zielinski, E.G. de Vries and M.J. Piccart

An ESMO-EORTC position paper on the EU clinical trials regulation and EMA's transparency policy: making European research more competitive again
C. Dittrich, A. Negrouk, P.G. Casali, European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Switzerland, and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), Belgium

Poor patient-reported outcomes reporting according to CONSORT guidelines in randomized clinical trials evaluating systemic cancer therapy
O. Bylicki, H.K. Gan, F. Joly, D. Maillet, B. You and J. Péron

Improve access to cancer care

Early recognition of malnutrition and cachexia in the cancer patient: a position paper of a European School of Oncology Task Force
M. Aapro, J. Arends, F. Bozzetti, K. Fearon, S.M. Grunberg, J. Herrstedt, J. Hopkinson, N. Jacquelin-Ravel, A. Jatoi, S. Kaasa, F. Strasser, ESMO (European School of Medical Oncology)

Immigrants' perceptions of the quality of their cancer care: an Australian comparative study, identifying potentially modifiable factors
D. Goldstein, M.L. Bell, P. Butow, M. Sze, L. Vaccaro, S. Dong, W. Liauw, R. Hui, M. Tattersall, W. Ng, R. Ashgari, C. Steer, J. Vardy, P. Parente, M. Harris, N.V. Karanth, M. King, A. Girgis, M. Eisenbruch and M. Jefford

Work together for increased impact

ESO-ESMO 2nd international consensus guidelines for advanced breast cancer (ABC2)
F. Cardoso, et al.

Mobilise our networks to drive progress

Delivering precision in oncology today and in future - the promise and challenges of personalised cancer medicine: a position paper by the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)
F. Ciardiello, D. Arnold, P.G. Casali, A. Cervantes, J.-Y. Douillard, A. Eggermont, A. Eniu, K. McGregor, S. Peters, M. Piccart, R. Popescu, E. Van Cutsem, C. Zielinski and R. Stahel

I Can

Understand that early detection saves lives
Comparative analysis of breast cancer mortality following mammography screening in Denmark and Norway
M. Kalager, M. Løberg, M. Bretthauer, H.O. Adami

Cervical cancer screening: on the way to a shift from cytology to full molecular screening
M.G. Dijkstra

Ask for support

Cognitive function and fatigue after diagnosis of colorectal cancer
J. Vardy, H.M. Dhillon, G.R. Pond, S.B. Rourke, W. Xu, A. Dodd, C. Renton, A. Park, T. Bekele, J. Ringash, H. Zhang, R. Burkes, S.J. Clarke and I.F. Tannock

Fracture incidence after 3 years of aromatase inibitor therapy
B. Bouvard, P. Soulié, E. Hoppé, M. Georgin-Mege, M. Royer, N. Mesgouez-Nebout, C. Lassalle, P. Cellier, E. Jadaud, S. Abadie-Lacourtoisie, C. Tuchais, S. Vinchon-Petit, M. Audran, D. Chappard and E. Legrand

Vaccination for seasonal influenza in patients with cancer: recommendations of the Italian Society of Medical Oncology (AIOM)
P. Pedrazzoli, F. Baldanti, I. Donatelli, M.R. Castrucci, F. Puglisi, N. Silvestris, S. Cinieri; Italian Society of Medical Oncology

Make healthy lifestyle choices

Body mass index and survival in women with breast cancer - systematic literature review and meta-analysis of 82 follow-up studies
D.S. Chan, et al.

Smoking and survival of colorectal cancer patients: systematic review and meta-analysis
V. Walter, L. Jansen, M. Hoffmeister and H. Brenner

Take control of my cancer journey

Planning and reporting of quality-of-life outcomes in cancer trials
S. Schandelmaier, et al.

Resources from the European Society for Medical Oncology

On World Cancer Day 2015, ESMO acknowledges patient’s rights to access treatment and highlights collaborative efforts towards improving access for all and making equal access to cancer treatment a priority. Click here to find out more.

More Resources

Access a collection of Oxford resources including more free journal articles and chapters from Oxford Medicine Online to learn more about the themes surrounding World Cancer Day.

To learn more about the World Cancer Day initiative, it's goals, and the activities planned to help raise global awareness of the issues surrounding cancer visit the World Cancer Day website.