EASMAC plans to become a pan-european “Supraministery” fighting cancer and aiming at reducing differences between and within the EU Member States
Every year 13% of deaths have cancer as their cause , making cancer the leading cause of mortality in the western world . Actually, in 2012 this was translated in 1.270.000 deaths due to cancer among the 28 EU member states . Besides the high cancer-related mortality, other identified factors contributing to this high rate are, among others: differences amongst the countries in the way that cancer is treated , social [5-7] and economic  patient conditions, cancer research fragmentation , etc..
It is well-known within the medical community that neither a harmonised evidence based treatment [10-14] nor ways of following-up “survivors’”  exist within the European Union (EU) members, even for the most common types of cancer, unlike the USA, via the National Cancer Institute . As a consequence each country and, sometimes, every hospital or doctor applies their own treatment schemes, whereas these are not necessarily based on well-documented, published scientific knowledge.
In order to achieve the above mentioned harmonisation, a central authority, such as a new EU Agency , with a recognised executive and legislative power, can be of paramount importance. Given the difficulties of such an endeavor , it is of a tremendous importance that the opinion and support of all stakeholders is sought.
This website hosts the future (?) European Agency for the Strategic Management Against Cancer (EASMAC). EASMAC’s missions are to:
a) Enhance cancer prevention,
b) Harmonise cancer diagnosis, treatment and follow-up methods, based on evidence based medicine,
c) Ensure the viability of social security systems and health insurances, by providing adequate reimbursement for cancer related medical acts described under (b),
d) Manage EU's financial support for cancer research,
e) Improve the (social, professional and economic) living conditions of "survivors" and
f) Promote international collaboration.
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