About Vision Zero Cancer, Interview

”Breaking new ground on all fronts” – Oncology in Sweden about Vision Zero Cancer

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07 July 2021, 17:32

In the latest issue of Oncology in Sweden, a number of people from Vision Zero Cancer were interviewed about the beginning, the vision, how it is going to become reality and the importance of collaboration and inclusiveness to make a change.

Early Detection, International collaborations

Knowledge and experience exchange with Sweden: Early detection of lung cancer in never-smokers

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06 July 2021, 17:12

Lung cancer accounts for one in five deaths worldwide. The past few years have seen considerable advances in treatment for lung cancer, yet the prognosis remains low. Lung cancer causes symptoms that come up late in the course of the disease and assessments are complicated. This means that half of the patients have a spread disease at diagnosis.

International collaborations

Estonia-Sweden workshop on cancer – improving health outcomes through innovation and collaboration

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26 May 2021, 15:51

The aim of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan is to tackle the entire disease pathway. Over the coming years, it will focus on research and innovation, tap into the potential that digitalisation and new technologies offer, and mobilise financial instruments to support Member States. With its policy objectives, supported by ten flagship initiatives and multiple supporting actions, the Cancer Plan will help Member States turn the tide against cancer. Sweden and Estonia have decided to join forces in this endeavour.

Interview, Research, clinical trials and registries

Researcher studies Vision Zero Cancer for future innovation

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11 May 2021, 13:07

Are milieus like Vision Zero Cancer a good way to accelerate innovation? At Stockholm School of Economics, doctoral student John-Erik Bergkvist is researching this – the methodology for building a vision-driven innovation milieu.


Sweden-Russia experience exchange on lung cancer – accelerating innovation to improve survival and quality of life for people with lung cancer

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27 April 2021, 17:18

Around 60 experts gathered during the virtual experience exchange between Sweden and Russia as part of a collaboration between the Association of Oncologists of Russia and Vision Zero cancer, aided by Business Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden to the Russian Federation.

Early Detection, Treatment and quality of life, Workshops

Precision medicine improves cancer care and makes it more equitable and efficient

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12 April 2021, 09:11

One size fits all is no longer applicable. Precision medicine has made several advancements in recent years. Rapid development in research and technology is creating conditions for a transformation of the system. With these developments come challenges and consequences – but which ones? And what exactly is accommodated within the concept of precision medicine? These questions where discussed among 60 participants at a digital round table recently hosted by Vision Zero Cancer.

Interview, Treatment and quality of life

How Sweden will become a global leader yet again

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24 February 2021, 08:51

More and more patients need radiotherapy. But radiation therapy treatment is an area where research in Sweden has gone from leading to lagging behind internationally. How do we reverse the trend? How do we ensure that radiation therapy research continues to develop and become even better so that more patients survive and can live a better life with less side effects?

Press release, Research, clinical trials and registries

Vision Zero Cancer becomes host of research network

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16 February 2021, 15:41

To transform cancer from a deadly to a curable or chronic disease it is crucial to improve the precision in cancer treatment and follow-up of individual patients' cancer disease. The Partnership for Precision Medicine in Cancer and Vision Zero Cancer are joining forces to accelerate research into precision medicine, with the aim to benefit every cancer patient.

Prevention, Workshops

Proactivity and prevention in achieving the Vision Zero

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18 December 2020, 13:32

Improving people's living habits is a prerequisite for achieving the vision of zero, which is why we gathered a number of actors from different parts of society for a workshop on prevention related to lung cancer.

Early Detection, Workshops

How lung cancer can be detected and diagnosed earlier in Sweden

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15 December 2020, 11:31

Lung cancer is today the leading cause of death in Sweden. The earlier that lung cancer is detected, the greater are the chances of survival. A national screening programme has been brought to attention, but much needs to be resolved before we are there. Around 70 participants met digitally during a workshop on early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer hosted by Vision Zero cancer.