8th July, 2020, 08:30 – 09:00 CET
H&N patients haven´t seen innovation in the disease area for the past 10 years. Those patients face stigma and lack of clear pathways to get early treatment. Are we all doing enough to accelerate the process? How do we make others SEE them?
17th June 2020, 11.00-12.00 CET
While Europe is working on creating a Cancer Plan, many Member States have national cancer plans and other ambitious initiatives. For example, Germany that is one year into its Decade Against Cancer. German institutions for research and healthcare, the private sector, political institutions and civil society are joining forces for cancer research, cancer prevention and improved therapy of cancer patients. Germany aims to cure or control cancer long-term in 75% of patients by 2030.
What can Europe learn from Germany, and what are the key success factors for a government driven multi-stakeholder action to improve cancer care?
10th June, 2020, 08:30 – 09:00 CET
Lung cancer is responsible for 1 in 5 cancer deaths in Europe. Last year, around half a million Europeans were diagnosed with lung cancer and 400,000 people died of the disease. The survival rates are quite low, but thanks to improvements in diagnosis, surgery, radiotherapy and medicines, they are getting better. The question is, should we screen more aggressively for lung cancer now, or not?.
Do CAR-T – Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell – therapies have the potential to revolutionise cancer care? These therapies are disrupting traditional concepts of immuno-oncology, manufacturing, delivery and value across Europe. However, for many, there remain a number of open questions that need to be addressed. This session highlighted the transformative potential of these therapies, and sceptical voices who will focus on the unknown variables and where current challenges lie.
Duane Schulthess, managing Director of Vital Transformation, was invited as an expert by POLITICO to participate in “Health Care 2024,” a survey-driven series of online debates in which POLITICO will explore how the European Union can best tackle health policy. In this installment of Health Care 2024 POLITICO asks: Can the EU gain benefits from sharing health data without weakening privacy — and if so, how?
Podcast Better Science, Better Health: Erik Tambuyzer Negotiated the First EU Orphan Drug Legislation
Erik Tambuyzer is one of the world’s thought leaders in orphan drugs and rare disease indications. While he was Genzyme’s EU and International Senior Vice-President for Corporate Affairs, he was also the industry’s negotiation lead with the European Commission and Parliament on the Orphan Medicinal Products Regulation, introduced in the year 2000, working together with patients’ organisations and academics.
Register now to receive all the latest news and events.
Our consultancy services
The Economic Pandemic: Aggressive Testing Is Vital to Controlling the Spread of COVID19 and Saving Europe’s Economy
8th April 2020
By Duane Schulthess, Gergana Koleva, Anja Schiel, Harry P. Bowen, and Luca Pani
For the last month, a debate has raged over which approach to managing the spread of COVID-19 is correct. One aspect of this debate is about the efficacy of widespread testing.
Visit our youtube channel to view all of our videos.