If fewer people shall get ill and die from cancer, we need to think in new ways. Both in terms of developing new solutions and getting better at using what is available. We need to innovate better solutions for the patients to live a better life before, during, and after cancer treatment.
Many good thoughts and efforts already exist – Vision Zero Cancer wants to be the point of contact, a catalyst platform where everyone can gather. From behavioural scientists and app developers to public health specialists, doctors, and nurses. Here we gather to find together the solutions that change cancer care.
Vision Zero Cancer has identified five different areas that need renewal. The areas are not mutually exclusive, rather closely intertwining. Three deals with the patient’s time in care – prevention, early detection and diagnosis, and treatment and quality of life – and two are about what surrounds this process – research, clinical trials and registries, as well as organisation, economics and ethics.
Our framework for health system innovation
A holistic approach to health and cancer care – Five overlapping target areas
Implementation science as a driver of innovation
No innovation improves patient care and outcomes without first navigating its way through the health system.
Implementation and scale up, which are both intrinsic aspects of strengthening health systems, help to determine whether an innovation is affordable and equitable.The Lancet Oncology Commission
Various flagship initiatives create the conditions for increased value for people and society